Jewish Journal


November 8, 2012

Meet Award Winning Broadcasters—-Zavala, Grover, Coleman, Brand, and Muller


Two distinguished local journalists will be honored next Thursday, November 15th at the Riordan Central Library in Downtown.

Community Advocates (in conjunction with KNBC 4 Southern California, KCET, the Los Angeles Press Club and theLos Angeles Public Library) will honor KCET’s Val Zavala and KNBC’s Joel Grover.

 Val Zavala

Zavala is the vice president of News and Public Affairs at KCET, the nation's largest independent public television station, and anchor of KCET's nightly award-winning newsmagazine, SoCal Connected. She has been at KCET since 1987 playing a vital role in the long-running newsmagazine, Life & Times, as well as other news programs and specials. Her work has won 15 L.A. Area Emmys, eight Golden Mikes and numerous L.A. Press Club awards.


        Joel Grover

Grover has been an investigative reporter for the NBC4 Southern California News since April 2003. He is nationally known for his undercover investigations, which often expose consumer fraud and government wrongdoing. He has won numerous awards for investigative reporting, including the Peabody, the DuPont-Columbia, 20 Emmys, 6 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, two IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) Medals, and three Society of Professional Journalists Medals.

Community Advocates will be presenting the Bill Stout Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism named in memory of the groundbreaking television journalist who graced the Los Angeles airwaves for decades. The awards will be presented by NBC4 weathercaster Fritz Coleman and Madeleine Brand of KCET. A keynote address on the importance of quality local journalism will be delivered by Judy Muller of the Annenberg School for Communication at USC and a former network correspondent.

To attend, please RSVP here or call (213) 623-6003. There is no charge to attend.


Fritz Coleman                                  Madeleine Brand                                 Prof. Judy Muller

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