The duPont jury has announced 14 winners of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, including four local news stations. WFAA-TV in Dallas/Ft. Worth will be honored for a series of investigative reports about corrupt practices at local trade school, WSB-TV in Atlanta has won a duPont for its investigative series about sovereign citizens and housing fraud, and WTVF-TV in Nashville is being honored for their investigation into Tennessee state agencies found to abuse the law for profit. Detroit Public TV is also being honored for a series about energy.
CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley and Michele Norris from NPR will host the duPont Awards ceremony Thursday, January 19, 2012, at Columbia University’s Low Memorial Library.
This will be the 70th anniversary of the duPont awards, presented each year to honor excellence in broadcast and digital journalism. The awards were established in 1942 by Jessie Ball duPont in memory of her husband, Alfred I. duPont.