Seven News health reporter Karen O’Sullivan has been awarded first prize in the broadcast category for the 2011 Luminous Awards.
Karen was commended for her report, A Second Chance, which highlighted the importance of donating lifesaving resources such as bone marrow and platelets through the story of a young girl with leukemia. Her follow-up to this story was also highly commended.
The Luminous Award Australia recognises outstanding journalism in the field of oncology, honouring journalists who provide responsible, accurate and timely information on advances in cancer prevention, research, treatment and patient support.
Karen will accept her award at the Clinical Oncological Annual Scientific Meeting in Perth next month.
Seven Melbourne’s News Director, Steve Carey, said he was delighted Karen was again recognised for her efforts.
“She has a flair for health stories, which she presents with compassion and detail. It’s always great to see a reward for solid journalism and effort.”