“Northlake College Shooting”


Recipient of the BEST SPOT NEWS BY A RADIO STATION award in The Charles E. Green Awards (2017)

KRLD 1080 News Radio


Judge’s Comments:

KRLD’s breaking news coverage of a shooting that locked down a campus included frequent updates, reporters on the scene, interviews with police and also with bystanders. Initially viewed as a life-threatening situation with an active gunman, the station responded appropriately to warn people the campus was locked down and to stay away. When police later clarified the gunman went after only one person and then killed himself, they reported that promptly as well.

Vince Patton
Retired Public & Commercial Broadcast Journalist
Portland, Oregon

Judge’s Bio: 

Vince Patton spent 35 years as a journalist in television and radio. During his career he reported for Oregon Public Broadcasting, KGW-TV in Portland, WFAA-TV in Dallas and KAKE-TV in Wichita. He’s a 10-time Emmy winner and two-time Charles E. Green Award Winner from the Headliners Foundation of Texas. 

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