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Awards
Emmy Award-Winning News Anchor
Awards
Emmy Award-Winning News Anchor

Kristin's Awards


Associated Press



April 2019

Best Hard News Feature:1st Place

Awarded for my story on survivors in Rockford of domestic violence.

Best Investigative Report: 1st Place

Awarded for my work on an investigation of excessive use of force by Belvidere Police on a grandfather who refused to release his grandchild to the child’s father who had his custody rights revoked. You can watch the story here.

Best Newswriter: 1st Place

April 2018

Best Investigative Report: 1st Place

Best Newswriter: 1st Place

Best Reporter: 1st Place

April 2017

Best Documentary or Series: 1st Place

Title: Behind the Tape, a closer look at Rockford's violent crime problem

Best Investigative Report: 1st Place

Title: Behind the Tape, a closer look at Rockford's violent crime problem

Best Investigative Report: 2nd Place

A story about identity theft at a company called Landstar in Rockford

Best Newswriter: 2nd Place

April 2016

Best Hard News Feature: 1st Place

My story called "The Bully Test" was awarded second place. The story showcased the issue of bullying, the impact it has on children, and what bullied children would do if they saw someone else being bullied.

Best Newswriter: 2nd Place

Best Reporter: 2nd Place

April 2015

Best Investigative Report: 1st Place

Awarded first place for Best Investigative Report by the AP for my story about abuse and mistreatment inside a DCFS run facility called "Rock River Academy".

Best Reporter: 2nd Place

Best Series or Documentary: 2nd Place

Awarded second place for Best Series in my report about Rock River Academy, a DCFS-run facility where I uncovered hundreds of reports of abuse and misconduct over several years.


Illinois Broadcasters Association: Silver Dome Award



June 2019

Best Hard News Story: 1st Place

I was awarded first place for my story that looked into problem roads in Rockford where pedestrians are frequently hit. You can watch the story here.

Best Investigative Report: 1st Place

I was awarded first place for my story titled "Contaminated: A Family's Fight for Answers". The story can be viewed here.

June 2018

Best Hard News Story: 1st Place

Best Investigative Report: 1st Place

Best Reporter: 1st Place

June 2016

Best Anchor: 2nd Place

Best Hard News Story: 1st & 2nd Place

Awarded a Silver Dome for my report titled "The Hidden Risks of Firefighting". I did an extensive report on how the number one killer for firefighters is not fire, but heart attacks. I followed a major study with UL Laboratories that was testing firefighters with a controlled burn to see what may be the reason so many of them die of heart attacks as well as cancer.

My second place story was called "The Bully Test" and it looked into the lives of children who are bullied, and put them to the test to see what they would do if they saw someone being bullied.

Best Investigative Report: 2nd & 3rd Place

I was awarded second and third place for my investigations into nursing home neglect in the state-line, and for another investigation into questionable pay to a Freeport City attorney.

Best Reporter: 1st Place

Awarded a Silver Dome for Best News Reporter in a Medium Market by the Illinois Broadcasters Association.

June 2015

Best Anchor: 3rd Place

Best Investigative Report: 3rd Place

Best Reporter: 2nd Place

June 2014

Best Hard News Story: 1st Place

My story titled "Dodging Danger" was awarded the Silver Dome from IBA. It was about the risky behavior of school children dodging traffic outside of their school once class is dismissed, and why there is no crossing guards or school zone signs in the area of that risky behavior.


Midwest Regional Emmy Awards (NATAS)



November 2019

Best Societal Concerns Report

This project was an in-depth series that looked at the impact of domestic violence in the Rockford community. The work included traditional news stories, coverage and co-sponsoring the Mayor’s March Against Domestic Violence, a town hall forum as well as PSA’s addressing the issue.

November 2018

Best Societal Concerns Report

WREX was awarded for our comprehensive coverage of the opioid epidemic. We are the smallest market in our chapter which goes up against Chicago, Milwaukee, Green Bay and Madison. It’s quite an accomplishment to win in such a competitive pool of candidates.

December 2016

Outstanding Newscast


Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the NATAS Emmys



October 2015

Best Anchor Nominee

I was nominated for an Emmy for Best Anchor in the Chicago area. I was among nearly a dozen submissions and one of four people nominated.


Rockford Chamber of Commerce



2016

Top 40 Leaders Under 40

I was chosen as one of Rockford's top 40 leaders under the age of 40 by the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. More than 100 people were nominated by members of the community but only 40 were awarded. I was told I was nominated because of how active I am in the community with volunteering and emceeing events. I volunteer more than 100 hours a year and am active in events throughout the community on a regular basis.


RTDNA: Edward R. Murrow Award



April 2015

Edward R. Murrow Award: Investigative Reporting

I won the Edward R. Murrow Award for my story about Rock River Academy in Rockford. It was an investigation into misconduct and abuse at the facility. I uncovered cases of rape, sodomy and violent assaults. Shortly after my 3-part series piece ran, the facility decided to close.


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