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Capital News Service student honored for breaking news reporting

May 15, 2019

Posted in: News

By Jeff South, Associate Professor

Kal Weinstein

Kal Weinstein, a senior in the Robertson School, placed eighth in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program's Breaking News Competition, the program announced Wednesday.

Weinstein was honored for a story he produced on deadline for VCU Capital News Service. The story was about polygraph results released by Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax in response to allegations that he had sexually assaulted two women. The article was published by WTKR, the CBS affiliate in Hampton Roads, and other CNS clients.

The Hearst Awards are among the most competitive and prestigious in college journalism. The Breaking News Competition drew 93 entries from 55 accredited journalism schools.

Weinstein is a broadcast journalism major who took CNS as an elective. He plans to graduate from VCU in December.