Two Los Angeles–area public TV stations won Golden Mikes. KCET won three awards in Division A (for stations with 50 or more full-time news staff members): topping the category of news/public affairs program and investigative reporting with SoCal Connected. It also won for entertainment reporting.
PBS Southern Cal (KOCE-TV) won for best documentary in Division B (comprised of TV stations with 49 or fewer full-time news staff) for Be Brave: Samantha’s Story and for best news public affairs program.
In the radio contest, KPCC/Southern California Public Radio won 10 Golden Mikes in Division A (stations with six or more full-time news staff members): individual writing, sports reporting, live coverage of a news story, news public affairs program, news reporting, serious feature reporting, light feature reporting, news special, entertainment reporting and use of sound.
KCLU-AM/FM won eight awards in Division B (five or fewer full-time news staff members): news broadcast under 15 minutes, individual writing, original news commentary, best documentary, news reporting, entertainment reporting, news special and business and consumer reporting
The 63rd annual Golden Mikes were presented at an awards dinner in Universal City, Calif., Jan. 19.