Michele Clark Fellowship
RTDNF's first fellowship is named for a CBS News correspondent who was killed in a plane crash while on assignment in 1972. Her family and colleagues at CBS sent money in lieu of flowers to create a fund in her name, endowing a permanent $1,000 award for young, promising minority professionals in television or radio news.
2014 Michele Clark Fellowship Winner - Crystal Clark, WTOL-TV
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Crystal Clark is a television news anchor and multimedia journalist at WTOL in Toledo, Ohio. She has covered stories ranging from blizzards, to murder trials, to communities coming together to put a smile on a dying child's face. Prior to moving to the Midwest, Crystal helped pioneer the first weekend morning news program for WECT in Wilmington, North Carolina, working as the sole anchor, writer, producer and overnight desk manager. She graduated with honors from North Carolina State University with a degree in Media Communications.
"I am so grateful for this fellowship, and I am honored to have my name forever associated with a news pioneer and role model like Michele Clark," Crystal said. "Being a young reporter, there’s nothing more rewarding than knowing your work has the ability to touch others, even as you are still learning and growing as a journalist. I will work hard to honor Michele Clark’s legacy through intelligent and meaningful reporting."
For a complete list of scholarship and fellowship winners update as they are announced, visit our 2014 scholarship winners page.