RTDNA and the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) proudly announce the winners of the 2014 RTDNA/NEFE Award for Personal Finance Reporting. As part of the two organizations' ongoing efforts to encourage radio, television and online news outlets to report on personal finance issues, three winners have been chosen for their outstanding work. They are:
Television: Laurie Cipriano, KUSA-TV Denver Story: What it costs you to use cash in America
Laurie Cipriano is an Emmy Award-nominated business reporter and producer at KUSA-TV in Denver. She was the 2012 first place winner for best general reporting from the Colorado Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Before coming to Denver, she worked at KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs.
Radio: Alisa Parenti, MarketWatch Radio Network New York Story: Housing on Fire: Tips for Buyers and Sellers
Alisa Parenti is a broadcast correspondent at MarketWatch Radio Network, where she provides custom live reports for top stations in Chicago, Boston and Denver. She is also an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, teaching courses in journalism and storytelling. Alisa was recently honored with Dateline Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Online: Paddy Hirsch, Marketplace AM Los Angeles Series: Marketplace Whiteboard
Paddy Hirsch is a Senior Editor at Marketplace. He is the author of the book Man vs Markets, Economics Explained, Pure and Simple, and spearheaded Marketplace’s financial markets coverage throughout the financial crisis. He was awarded a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 2010.
Each winner receives a $1000 cash prize and will co-present a training seminar entitled Excellence in Financial Reporting: How Award-Winning Journalists Get it Done at Excellence in Journalism 2014, the national convention of RTDNA and the Society of Professional Journalists, September 4-6 in Nashville, Tennessee. The winners will break down their award-winning submissions and share the key reporting tools and best practices they used to add depth to their reporting. Audience members will walk away from the session with several ways to creatively approach their reporting and make comprehensive topics more digestible to viewers and listeners.
The National Endowment for Financial Education provides financial education and practical information to people at all financial stages. NEFE believes that regardless of background or income level more financially informed individuals are better able to take control of their circumstances, improve their quality of life, and ensure a more stable future for themselves and their families.
RTDNA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTDNA represents local and network journalists in broadcasting, cable and digital media in more than 30 countries.