NYSBA To Honor Three For AMBER Alerts In NYC Cabs
June 25, 2010 at 4:16 AM (PT)
The NEW YORK STATE BROADCASTERS ASSOCIATION is honoring the NEW YORK CITY TAXI AND LIMOUSINE COMMISSION's Chief of Staff IRA GOLDSTEIN, ABC O&O WABC-TV/NEW YORK Pres./GM REBECCA CAMPBELL, and NBC O&O WNBC (TV)/NEW YORK Pres./GM TOM O'BRIEN for their roles in broadcasting AMBER Alerts into 13,000 NEW YORK taxis. The three will be honored on JUNE 29th at the NYSBA conference in BOLTON LANDING, NY. AMBER Alerts are sent to video screens and LED displays in cabs throughout the city.
"We want to thank REBECCA CAMPBELL, TOM O'BRIEN, and IRA GOLDSTEIN for expanding the reach of AMBER Alerts to include 13,000 taxis," said NYSBA President JOSEPH A. REILLY. "We're pleased to be the first state in the nation to use this innovative way of bringing such important announcements to the public."
"The singular goal of any new technology is to improve people's lives, and it is eminently satisfying when we achieve this goal," said GOLDSTEIN. "The fact that we are now using taxi technology to help to protect children's lives takes that sense of professional fulfillment to the nth degree."