Denver’s KUSA Is Presented With 2019 Cronkite/Jackson Prize

Marshall Zelinger (left) and Brandon Rittiman accepted the Jackson Prize for KUSA 9News. Photos courtesy of the National Press Club.
Marshall Zelinger (left) and Brandon Rittiman accepted the Jackson Prize for KUSA 9News. Photos courtesy of the National Press Club.

NBC’s Denver television affiliate, KUSA, was presented with the 2019 Cronkite/Jackson Prize for Fact-Checking Political Messages at the Cronkite Awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2019.

Reporters Marshall Zelinger and Brandon Rittiman (now at a station in California), whose work was cited by the jury, were at the National Press Club to accept the award.

The Walter Cronkite Awards for Excellence in Television Political Journalism honored the best in television political coverage over the 2018 midterm election season. The Brooks Jackson Prize for Fact-Checking Political Messages, named in honor of the founding director of FactCheck.org, was awarded to KUSA 9News, a Tegna Inc. station. FactCheck.org’s co-founder, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, is director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, which convened the jury for the Cronkite/Jackson Prize.

The biennial competition is administered by the Norman Lear Center of the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

For more information and to watch the remarks from this year’s award winners, click here. Photos courtesy of the National Press Club.