Eastern students up for IBA awards

Staff Report

Four Eastern alum and students are finalists for the Illinois Broadcasters Association Student Silver Dome Awards Competition.

Senior journalism major Katelyn Eddington is a finalist for Best Radio News Story for a story about a man who jumped into a lake to rescue a pit bull and later adopted the dog.

Eddington along with senior accounting major Randall Becker and 2020 graduate Nate Carlson are finalists for the Best Radio Longform Entertainment Programming category.

The three individuals produced a special featuring John Fogerty who had a career as a solo artist and with Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Vince Lovergine, 2020 graduate, is a finalist for the Best Radio Sports Story category.

Lovergine featured the journey Eastern soccer player Hannah Heinz who was diagnosed with cancer during the Spring 2018 season and became cancer free.

IBA is planning a virtual awards ceremony to name the winners.


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