First-Ever RTDNA/NEFE Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award Winners Selected

Date: September 4, 2012

Contact: Paul Golden 303-224-3514, [email protected]

DENVER—Three electronic journalists have won the first-ever RTDNA/NEFE Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE).

NEFE President and CEO Ted Beck presents the RTDNA/NEFE Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award to Lorrie Taylor of WJW-TV in Cleveland. (Photo courtesy RTDNA) 

In the television category, Lorrie Taylor of the Fox affiliate in Cleveland was selected as the winner for her series titled “The Perfect Score;” in the radio category, Tess Vigeland of Marketplace Money was named winner for her entry “From Heavy Industry to Intensive Care;” and in the online category, MarketWatch personal finance writer Andrea Coombes was selected for her entry “With 401(k) Disclosure, Some Fees Still Hidden.”

“The recession is a personal event that has affected many individuals and families and the quality coverage of personal finance stories from local and national journalists has been a great benefit to help all Americans get through these challenging times,” says Ted Beck, president and CEO of NEFE.

“The response to our first-ever RTDNA/NEFE Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award was truly outstanding and exceeded our expectations,” adds Mike Cavender, executive director of RTDNA. “There is a lot of excellent reporting in this critical area and we are very pleased to join with NEFE in showcasing the best of that work.”

Each winner will receive a $1,000 prize and complimentary registration and travel accommodations to the 2012 Excellence in Journalism convention in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The winners also will be featured panelists in a session where they will break down their winning entries and share the key reporting tools and best practices they used to add immediate depth to their reporting.

The RTDNA/NEFE Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award is being presented in connection with the Money Matters financial reporting resource. Money Matters is a tool developed through a partnership between NEFE and RTDNA to help reporters better cover stories about financial issues.

For more on the RTDNA/NEFE award winners, click here.

Read more about the RTDNA/NEFE Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award, and view complete coverage of the Money Matters financial reporting session by clicking here.

About the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)
RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries.

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Contacts

  • Paul Golden

    Media Relations Director

    Direct: 303-224-3514
    Cell: 303-918-3620
    [email protected]

  • Patricia (Pat) Seaman

    Senior Director of Marketing and Communications

    Direct: 303-224-3538
    [email protected]