Kara David receives Adamson media award for 2013-A A +A
Monday, February 18, 2013
SEASONED broadcast journalist Kara David was declared as this year’s recipient of the Adamson University Media Award during the awarding ceremonies held at the Adamson University Theatre last February 13.
Adamson chose David in recognition of her “significant contribution to poverty alleviation, public education and information” as demonstrated through her works. The university believes that such contribution sets positive examples to future media practitioners.
David’s awards include the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for her documentary “Ambulansyang de Paa” which revealed the severe lack of medical facilities in Bansud, Oriental Mindoro; and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award for “Alkansya”, a documentary on the plight of child laborers in the country. David was also cited as one of 2007’s The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines.
David, a senior news producer for GMA News and Public Affairs, co-hosts the documentary program I-Witness and is an anchor of GMA News TV’s morning newscast News To Go.
Apart from her duties as a journalist, David managed to put up Project Malasakit Foundation Inc., a non-stock, non-profit foundation that sends poor Filipino children to school via community outreach projects. The foundation currently has 15 scholars, most of which are once child laborers and victims of child abuse.
For three years in a row, GMA broadcast personalities have won the Adamson University Award with Howie Severino receiving it in 2011 and Jessica Soho in 2012. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on February 19, 2013.