The 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.


Shepard Smith Accepts Broadcast Legend Award

Former Fox News Anchor Shepard Smith received two standing ovations during his acceptance speech. He spoke about the importance of local news and attacks on the journalism profession. Smith's comments were inspiring and struck a chord with everyone in the room. He told the crowd he was truly humbled by the RTNA's Broadcast Legend Award.

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The board is comprised of active and retired media professionals, 

some of whom represent these broadcast news outlets  

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Golden Mike Awards®

The RTNA honored the Public Information Officers from First Responder Agencies in Southern California

(left to right) CalFire Deputy Director Mike Mohler, LA City Fire Captain Cody Weireter; LA City Fire Captain Erik Scott; LAPD Commander Josh Rubenstein; LA County Fire Captain Tony Imbrenda; LA County Fire Inspector Sky Cornell; LA County Sheriff Sergeant Bob Boese

The Salute to First Responders segment was sponsored by attorney Tom Girardi and the PIO's were able to attend through the sponsorship of attorney James Bergener

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RTNA Honors Broadcasters

Presented during the 70th annual Golden Mike Awards® Ceremony in Universal City, CA

February 15, 2020 - RTNA President Chris Little with Broadcast Legend recipient Shepard Smith (Former Fox News Anchor) and Lifetime Achievement recipients Norma Roque (KMEX-TV) and Fred Roggin (KNBC-TV)


             Advancing A Free Press 

The Radio and Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA) is a non-profit organization of professional broadcast journalist and advocates dedicated to protecting the public's right-to-know and First Amendment rights of a free press through our advocacy efforts with government.  

The RTNA facilitates effective and unobtrusive media coverage of important news events through our efforts to co-ordinate pool cameras at important court cases, live celebrations and sensitive events like law enforcement and military memorials. 

The RTNA provide 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 our scholarship program.  

Letter to Sheriff Villanueva Regarding

KPCC Reporter Josie Huang Case 

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Covering Civil Unrest

RTNA Suggestions

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

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