2012 Mike Reynolds Scholarship Winner - Sarah Sax

Dec. 17, 2012: "Mike Reynolds Scholarship" - Mike Reynolds, who died in 1988 of a brain tumor at age 45, was assignment editor and then managing editor at KCCI-TV in Des Moines, IA. Trustees of the fund to honor his memory require applicants for this award to be enrolled in journalism school and have good writing ability, excellent grades, a dedication to the news business, strong interest in pursuing a career in electronic journalism and a demonstrated need for financial assistance. The winner receives $1,000.

2012 Mike Reynolds Scholarship Winner  - Sarah Sax

Sarah Sax is a junior studying broadcast and digital journalism at the University of Southern California.  She was selected to be a 2013-2014 Executive Producer of Annenberg TV News (ATVN)—USC’s daily, student-run news broadcast that covers local, national and international news.  Sax has also served as a multimedia journalist, art director and weather anchor for ATVN.  
 
As an ABC7 Online News Intern, Sax managed, researched and created multimedia content.  As an NBC4 Digital Channel Intern, Sax wrote scripts and edited footage that broadcasted on the show “Nonstop News L.A.”  Sax also had the opportunity to shadow reporters, inspiring her and affirming her passion for journalism.  Her journalistic goals are to educate her viewers and to inspire them to take action.

View some of Sarah's work at: www.sarahmsax.com 

"It is a thrill and honor to have been selected as the Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship recipient.  All my life, I have been building toward a career in journalism.  At age 10, I wrote about my power to change the world through small increments and spoke before an audience of 3,000.  Realizing how my writing influenced the public, I felt a duty to use my storytelling to make a difference in society.  As an all-platform journalist on my high school’s news broadcast team, I covered a wide range of stories—a high school student conquering bulimia; a Palos Verdes fire displacing hundreds of residents; and a perspective of war from the eyes of American soldiers.  It is the people I meet and the passion I feel when covering each story that fuel me to pursue a career in the journalism industry.  I am thankful that the Mike Reynolds Journalism Scholarship will help me continue my journey to becoming a reporter."