WNYC 'Radio Rookie' Cruz Wins Sidney Award
July 15, 2009 at 4:30 PM (PT)
Another member of WNYC-A-F/NEW YORK's "RADIO ROOKIES" program has won an award, this time VICTORIA CRUZ winning the SIDNEY HILLMAN FOUNDATION's monthly SIDNEY award for "an outstanding piece of socially-conscious journalism that seeks to foster social and economic justice." CRUZ, 17, won the award for her JUNE 25, 2009 segment "Best Couple," about how she and her girlfriend became the first same-sex couple at their BRONX high school to win "Best Couple" in the class yearbook.
"Not only was VIKKY CRUZ brave enough to tackle teenage homosexuality on public radio, she also took it on in a far more intimidating environment -- high school," said judge CHARLES KAISER. "Her commitment to honesty and justice in both of these settings earned her The SIDNEY."