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Monday, January 30, 2006

Steve Kindred to be Honored by Society of Professional Journalists

The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will honor four local journalists and a media attorney at its 30th annual awards banquet this spring.

SPJ-LA presents the Distinguished Journalist Award to members of the profession who demonstrate good news judgment, a strong sense of ethics and a passion for getting the story right. "They represent the best and the brightest of journalists working in the greater Los Angeles area today," says SPJ-LA President Mariel Garza.

One of the honorees is RTNA President Steve Kindred.

Steve Kindred has been a radio reporter and anchor since 1975. Since joining KFWB-AM (980), he has covered Operation Desert Shield, the San Francisco and Northridge earthquakes and the 1992 L.A. Riots. His coverage of the 1997 North Hollywood bank shootout earned him a Mark Twain Award from The Associated Press. He is KFWB's City Hall reporter but may be best known for covering trials, from Rodney King to Robert Blake. He's the winner of an Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio-TV News Directors Association and 18 Golden Mikes.

Details about the date and location of the banquet will soon be announced. The information will be posted at:

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation's largest and most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to promoting high standards of ethical behavior and encouraging the free practice of journalism.


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