MHANC Executive Director John Tote (right) honors WRAL-TV’s Bruce Mildwurf with the organization’s Media Award.
WRAL-TV News Reporter Bruce Mildwurf was the recipient of this Year’s Media Award from The Mental Health Association in NC. The award was presented at the 2009 Annual Conference held at the Holiday Inn Resort at Wrightsville Beach in late September.
Mildwurf offered the following at the presentation: “Winning this award means that we as a team are doing something right. We are doing meaningful stories that make a difference in the lives of many. I feel honored to work for an organization that has the courage to tackle difficult and controversial issues. Often, the people whose story we give a face and a voice to are the same people who without us, would otherwise not have a voice. Of course, I alone do not deserve this award. The photographers who worked on these mental health stories with me also deserve recognition for their good work. Thank you! “
The keynote speaker was Kathy Cronkite, popular writer, journalist, public speaker, daughter of famed television newscaster Walter Cronkite, and one of the millions who experience clinical depression. Ms. Cronkite has been a tireless champion for mental health.
The Mental Health Association in North Carolina (MHA/NC) is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit mental health advocacy organization. To learn more:
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Clarence Williams for this capcom story & photo.