Quick Takes

Jun 4, 2001  •  Post A Comment

“Our investigation into a travel agency which booked teens on trips to Mexico. The trips put the kids into life-threatening situations while being `chaperoned.’ The attorney general filed charges against the agency because of our story.”
Larry Perret, news director, KCOP-TV (UPN), Los Angeles
“The story was about the myth that men in Alaska outnumber women. You hear all sorts of [ratios]: 10 to 1, 8 to 1. The figures came out, and it is now basically even, 52 percent for men, 48 percent for women. [Our reporter] did this story dispelling this old-time myth.”
Amy Hartley, news director, KFXF-TV (Fox), Fairbanks, Alaska
“During a recent child safety seat checkup it was discovered that four out of five seats in Kansas were installed incorrectly. We worked with the Highway Patrol to show what happens in an accident if your baby is not restrained. … It was truly frightening.”
Mitch Jacob, news director, KWCH-TV (CBS), Wichita, Kan.