Columbia University Alfred I. duPont Awards
These awards are won as part of a team unless otherwise noted:
Bill Lord (MSJ83) won in 2002 as news director at KIRO-TV (CBS/Seattle) for "Why are the Orcas of Puget Sound Dying," an hour-long environmental investigation into the factors reducing the killer off the resident killer whale pods in Puget Sound.
Richelle F. Rogers (MSJ95) won in 2002 as field producer in the emergency room for ABC News' "Hopkins 24/7." She and her colleagues spent three months at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and produced a six-hour, prime-time series.
Sarah Stolper (BSJ92) won in 1998 as producer for WMAQ-TV (NBC/Chicago) for "Strip-Searched at O'Hare," an investigation into allegations that federal customs agents at Chicago's O'Hare Airport illegally targeted female African-American passengers for strip searches.
Byron Harris (MSJ72) has won five times as investigative reporter for WFAA-TV in Dallas: in 1990, for "Other People's Money," an hour-long report on the savings-and-loan failures that won the silver baton; in 1979, for "What's a Good Tire Worth?", a silver-baton winning investigation into the safety of the tire manufacturing industry; in 1979, for "A Treacherous Bargain," about industrial environmental pollution in the U.S. and Mexico; in 1978, for "The Teamsters," an investigation of the Teamsters' Union in Dallas; and in 1978, for "Clear and Present Danger," a silver-baton winning nine-part series on environmental safety at home and in work.
Richard Threlkeld (MSJ61) won in 1984 as reporter for "ABC World News Tonight" for various reports on the Moral Majority, adoption, Okies, Cuba and drugs.
Mort Crim (MSJ63) won in 1979 as reporter for the WBBM-TV (CBS/Chicago) documentary " A Matter of Policy," an investigation into insurance companies' questionable practices toward policymakers in the Chicago area.
Russ Bensley (BSJ51, MSJ52) won in 1970 as producer of CBS News' "The World of Charlie Company," which provided battlefront coverage of one infantry company.