The station’s entry included reports by Holly Quan, Jenna Lane, Doug Sovern, Megan Goldsby and Jeffrey Schaub, and was anchored by Stan Bunger. This marks the second consecutive year KCBS All News has been recognized with this honor. The award comes ahead of the station’s May celebration of its 51st year anniversary as an all-news station.
The National Headliner Awards program was founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City. Now in its 85th year, the program is one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry. Since the first awards in 1935, more than 2,600 Headliner medallions have been presented to outstanding writers, photographers, daily newspapers, magazines, graphic artists, radio and television stations and networks, and news syndicates.
Complete audio of the station’s winning entry “California on Fire” can be found here.