BUFFALO, NY ( WKBW ) Kendra Eaglin, multi-media journalist and anchor of Channel 7's "Eyewitness News" at 6 & 11p.m. every weekend, was recognized as the "Reporter / Anchor Of The Year" by Medaille College for 2011.
The award was bestowed at the 6th annual Medaille College Media Awards lunch on the campus of the Buffalo school Monday March 21st.
Dr. Richard Jurasek, President of Medaille College, was joined by the Communication Department Chair Lisa Marsherall, and Professor / Internship coordinator Louis J. Pozantides in honoring Kendra and other award recipients.
Kendra came to Western New York in March of 2010 from KTVM, the NBC station in Bozeman, Montana, where she was reporting stories daily, in addition to anchoring the 6pm weekday newscast.
Kendra was at KTVM from 2008 until coming to WKBW. During that time, Kendra secured exclusive stories for the station, notably a series on the battle between Gallatin County and a billboard company at odds over some controversial billboards.
Before joining KTVM, Kendra was a Multi-Media Journalist for Cable 27 in San Francisco, while also interning at the CBS station KPIX in 2005.
From 1997 until 2008, Kendra worked as a Senior Analyst for the
University of California, specializing in Human Resources and Benefits. Kendra was responsible for communication materials for over 400,000 members.
Kendra is a 2007 Broadcast Journalism graduate from San Francisco State University, and is a native of Oakland, California.
Medaille College is a dynamic, four-year college committed to serving the higher education needs of Western and Central New York, and Southern Ontario.
As a private, nonsectarian, co-educational institution with a strong liberal arts foundation, Medaille is known for its flexible delivery systems, offering master’s, bachelor’s, and associate degrees through day, evening, and weekend programs.
The College is located within the historic Olmsted Crescent in the heart of Buffalo, New York, with branch campuses in Amherst and Rochester. Strategically located in a thriving cultural corridor well known for its enviable and diverse quality of life, Medaille melds historic roots dating to 1875 with a 21st century philosophy of student-centered education. The College is governed by a 15-member board of trustees.
Other award recipients included Eileen Buckley from WBFO-FM as Radio News Director of the Year.
Lifetime Achievement Awards in Law Enforcement were given to Daniel Derenda, Buffalo Police Commissioner, Captain Christine Giardina, Buffalo Police; Captain Michael Nigrelli, New York State Police; Captain Kevin Caffery, Erie County Sheriff's Department.
Lifetime Achievement Awards in Law were given to Honorable Rose Sconiers, Supreme Court Appellate Division; Honorable E. Jeannette Ogden, Buffalo City Court; Honorable Robert Russell, Buffalo City Court.
Business Of The Year and Community Service honors were given to attorney Jeffrey Freedman.
The Man Of The Year Award in Communications was an honor for Don Tomasulo, Sales Manager of Entercom Communications; and the Female Of The Year Award in Communications was given to Heidi Raphael, Vice President of Corporate Communications for Greater Media of Detroit.
Heidi is an alumni of Medaille, and was greeted by Channel 7 anchor and Medaille alum Joanna Pasceri.
Congratulations to all the award winners, and the seniors at Medaille College ready to graduate and take on the world!