Hibblen, Breen Take Home Diamond Journalism Awards for KUAR

Daniel Breen and Michael Hibblen

The 2022 Diamond Journalism Awards, hosted by the Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, honored reporters in states throughout the region on June 30. The competition was for journalism that was broadcast or published. 

Shining through as finalists were KUAR’s News Director Michael Hibblen and local Morning Edition Host and Reporter Daniel Breen, and featured the following stories:

Category: Explanatory Reporting- Radio/Audio
Title: Sculptor Discusses Inspiration in Making Johnny Cash Statue for U.S. Capitol
Credit: Michael Hibblen
The interview aired on KUAR’s Not Necessarily Nashville on June 28, 2021.

Category: Politics- Radio/Audio & TV/Video
Title: In Post- Trump GOP Split, Gov. Asa Hutchinson Often at Odds with His Party 
Credit: Daniel Breen
Breen’s story aired nationwide on NPR’s All Things Considered on May 7, 2021.

Category: Politics- Radio/Audio & TV/Video
Title: Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicks off 15- stop tour in campaign for Arkansas governor
Credit: Michael Hibblen
The report aired on KUAR on Sept. 7, 2021.

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