*New York, NY — Emmy Award-winning NBC News Correspondent Mara Schiavocampo has received five nominations for Salute to Excellence Awards by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 23 in New Orleans during the NABJ National Convention.
In the Television category, “Hudson River Tragedy” was nominated for General Assignment Short Form for a report on NBC Today Show and in the Spot News category for a report that aired on Nightly News with Brian Williams. “Hudson River Survivor” was nominated in the Television Feature Short Form category for a report that aired on Today Show. “Haiti Rubble Survivor” was nominated in the Television International category for a report that Mara delivered on NBC Weekend Nightly News, and finally, “The Big Issue: Food Addiction” received a nomination in the Digital Media category Online Project: Feature for NBC News/theGrio.
Mara Schiavocampo is a Correspondent for NBC News, filing reports for all platforms, including Nightly News, The Today Show, MSNBC and MSNBC.com. A pioneer of new media journalism, Mara is the first reporter of her kind in network television, traveling the world producing, shooting, reporting and editing video pieces, blogging and shooting still photos. Dubbed “the next Diane Sawyer” by Marie Claire magazine, Mara has covered nearly every major news story of the last five years, including the Occupy Wall Street protests, the Gulf oil spill, the Haitian earthquake and the 2008 Presidential election.