CBS 5 Reporter/Anchor Thuy Vu, Vince Garrido and Greg Marasso have won a First Place National Headliner Award for their documentary.
But there’s more.
The stories also won “Best of Show,” an award given to the best TV entry in all categories of the contest.
Founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, The National Headliner Awards program is one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognising excellence in journalism.
“Vietnam Revisited” covered a number of aspects of current life in Vietnam, with a special focus on the long-term impact of the defoliant, Agent Orange. Thuy and Vince were asked to go to Vietnam by San Francisco State University’s Journalism Department – a trip underwritten by the Ford Foundation to raise awareness of Agent Orange’s legacy.
Fifteen journalists from across the country were asked to participate in this program, with complete editorial freedom. Thuy was the only television reporter.
Thuy Vu is a three-time Emmy award winner. She joined CBS 5 in December 2005, based in the San Jose bureau. She is now the host of the station’s “Eye on the Bay.”