Fox Is Honored for Its Drone Education Program at the Fifth Annual Women and Drones Luncheon

By A.J. Katz 

It’s not everyday TVNewser covers the drone industry. But then again, it’s not everyday that a TV news network is honored for its achievements in the space.

The Fox Flight team was honored with the the inaugural Piloting Innovation Award for “outstanding achievement in the development and execution of a company-wide drone education program” at The Women and Drones event at the InterDrone Conference last Thursday in Las Vegas.

Taking place for five consecutive years, the Women and Drones luncheon highlights achievements and successes in the competitive industry of commercial drones.


Under leadership of Sharri Berg, who’s FNC’s evp of news ops and the coo of news and operations for Fox stations, Fox launched its drone education program three years ago and now has over 95 certified pilots on the Fox Flight team. The company plans to add even more.

During her acceptance remarks, Berg recognized female pilots on the Fox Flight team: Lissa Kaplan, Rebecca Kesten, Heather Lacy, Mindy Larcom and Faith Mangan.


Heather Lacy- Miami field producer

Mindy Larcom- Fox5 Atlanta investigative producer

Sharri Berg- VP, News Operations at Fox News Channel and COO, News and Operations at Fox TV Stations

Lissa Kaplan- Fox News Channel NY Bureau Senior Field Producer

Faith Mangan- Fox News Denver Field Producer