WRAL-TV Honored with Spectrum of Democracy Award for Legislative Coverage

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WRAL-TV Honored with Spectrum of Democracy Award for Legislative Coverage

Bill Herrero, Laura Leslie & Matt Burns
WRAL-TV Photographer Bill Herrero (l to r), Reporter Laura Leslie and CBC New Media Producer Matt Burns are on hand to accept a Spectrum of Democracy Award from the N.C. Center for Voter Registration.

The WRAL-TV Government Reporting Team recently received a special honor for their legislative reporting from the N.C. Center for Voter Education.   The organization presented their annual Spectrum of Democracy Awards dinner at the downtown Raleigh Marriott on Thursday, February 23, 2012.

WRAL-TV’s Laura Leslie & Bill Herroro, & CBC NMG’s Matt Burns were on hand to accept the award for Outstanding Media Organization.

“Choosing WRAL for this award was quite easy, given the remarkable in-depth political coverage that you and your colleagues have provided, especially in terms of state government” stated Bryan Warner of the N.C. Center for Voter Education.

Laura Leslie 2012 Spectrum of Democracy Award
WRAL-TV Government Reporter Laura Leslie addresses the crowd (left) at the awards dinner for the 2012 Spectrum of Democracy honor (right) awarded WRAL-TV.

The N.C. Center for Voter Education also cited, “With the dedicated work of technical crew and reporters such as Capitol Bureau Chief Laura Leslie, WRAL-TV has been a leading source for televised and online coverage of state and local politics. In 2011, WRAL.com provided extensive live video streaming of key legislative sessions and committee meetings, giving citizens across the state a first-hand, unfiltered look inside their General Assembly.”

At the ceremony, a brief video of the types of stories that the station presents was shown to illustrate the work of Leslie and the WRAL News team.  View the video here.

About the N.C. Center for Voter Education
Founded in 1999, the N.C. Center for Voter Education is a Raleigh-based nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping all citizens more fully participate in democracy.

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Clarence Williams for this capcom story & to WRAL-TV’s Bill Herrero Steve Hammel for these capcom photos.

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