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Advancing A Free Press
Meet the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California
The Radio & Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA) is a non-profit organization of professional broadcast journalists and advocates. The RTNA is dedicated to ensuring the public's right-to-know and protecting the First Amendment rights of its members.
The RTNA works to facilitate effective and unobtrusive media coverage of important news events through the coordination of pool coverage at important court cases, live celebrations and sensitive events like law enforcement and military memorials.
The RTNA provides a collegial forum for discussion of relevant issues facing the broadcast news industry through special events, and encourages the development of excellent student journalists through its scholarship program.
The board of the RTNA is proud to honor Shepard Smith with its prestigious Broadcast Legend Award.
Shepard Smith was Chief News Anchor and Managing Editor of FOX News Channel's Breaking News Division, and anchor of Shepard Smith Reporting. He’s covered virtually every major national story during the last two decades. Smith was a national correspondent for Fox affiliates before becoming a part of the FOX News Channel when it started in 1996. Smith is one of the most respected reporters and anchors in the broadcast industry.
"Shep" will accept his award during the 70th Annual Golden Mike Awards ceremony February 15, 2020 at the Universal Hilton.
RTNA Honors Lifetime Achievements
Norma Roque is a Golden Mike and Emmy-award winning reporter at KMEX-TV Los Angeles, who has been covering Southern California for nearly 25 years. Roque is one of the best known reporters in the Hispanic community, and her features have become one of the most popular parts of Noticias 34 newscasts. Roque has received national recognition in her homeland of El Salvador for her work.
Sports anchor Fred Roggin is one of the most popular faces in Southern California television. In 2020, Roggin will celebrate his 40th year with KNBC-TV. Roggin has won more than 30 Emmys and 20 Golden Mikes for his sports reporting. In addition to anchoring weeknight sportscasts, he hosts the popular Sunday night sports show “Going Roggin,” and during football season “The Challenge.” He’s been an NBC Network Olympics host for seven Olympics.
Roque and Roggin will accept their honors during the 70th Annual Golden Mikes February 15th, 2020 at the Universal Hilton.
First Responders to be Honored at the 70th Annual
Golden Mike Awards
The RTNA is proud to present its 2020 Freedom of Information Award to Southern California’s first responders. It will honor some of them who were involved in disasters like the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and the Woolsey Fire. Members of the law enforcement and fire communities will be on hand at the Universal Hilton February 15, 2020 to be recognized for their contributions to the free flow of information despite the troubles and challenges of managing large and sometimes deadly events.
Golden Mike Awards®
The Golden Mike Awards® is one of America's longest running broadcast news award programs. The Golden Mike Awards® is Southern California's most prestigious, and most coveted, broadcast journalism prize. What sets the Golden Mikes apart from other competitions is the "Golden Mike Standard of Excellence". Unlike most awards contests in which winners are determined by selecting which entry is the "best" among all those submitted in each category, winners of the Golden Mike Awards®" must also meet the "Standard of Excellence". The RTNA also bestows Lifetime Achievement Awards and honors Broadcast Legends
Saturday, February 15th, 2020
Universal City, CA
State of Media Relations in LA
For the first time in the history of the RTNA a survey was sent to reporters, videographers, editors and managers to assess the relationship between the LA Press Corps and the Los Angeles Police and Sheriff's Departments. The results were very interesting and have been used to lobby for change within both agencies.
If you ever experience an issue with access, parking, or unresolved conflict in the field, press the button and let us know about it.
The RTNA's Media Access Committee will review your situation and be in touch.
The RTNA produces events year-round that promote the field of journalism. Members of our board volunteer to speak to students and participate in job fairs. The RTNA has created interactive seminars, lectures and mentor programs
The RTNA also supports those who wish to pursue a career in journalism and communications through its scholarship program