The American Cancer Society honors two members of the KWCH team for excellence in cancer journalism.
Eyewitness News Reporter Melody Pettit and KWCH Chief Photojournalist Brian Gordon were awarded the 2011 High Plains Media Award for Medium Market Television Feature.
The award was among nineteen given to journalists for cancer-related news stories within the High Plains Division, which includes Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Hawaii.
“In their ‘Halloween House’ story that aired on October 30, 2010, reporter Melody Pettit and photojournalist Brian Gordon told of the love and support bestowed on a breast cancer patient by her friends,” said Society Spokesperson Dana Kemp in a press release. “We are extremely grateful for their efforts to highlight the struggles and triumphs of those facing cancer.”