Broadcast Journalism Student Honored by Radio Television News Association

Peter Martinez Receives $2,000 Memorial Scholarship

February 4, 2008

Senior broadcast journalism major Peter Martinez was among three students honored Jan. 26 by the Radio Television News Association of Southern California during the organization’s 58th Annual Golden Mike Awards, which honors professional broadcasters in the television and radio news industry.

Martinez received the 2008 Jim Zaillian Memorial Scholarship, named for the former KNX-AM news director who had a special interest in the education of broadcast journalism students.

“I’m proud of Peter. There’s no doubt in my mind that he will become a shining star in the Broadcast industry,” said Brent M. Foster, assistant professor of communications, who nominated the student and joined him at the awards dinner in Los Angeles.

Martinez has served as producer of the student-run “On the Edge” news magazine show, held an internship at KABC-TV in his sophomore year and was an Emma L. Bowen Foundation intern at KCET’s news and public affairs program “Life & Times.” He currently serves as chair of the College of Communications InterClub Council and has produced videos for the new KCET Orange/CSUF initiative, as well as the websites of the Daily Titan and Orange County Register under his own company,


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