Life Force: The Golden Hour Wins Award

May 25th, 2016


Congratulations to Alyssa Spirato WTVC and photographers Brent McDonald and Mikey Fuller on placing first in the Associated Press Awards for Best Serious Long News Story with their piece, "LIFE FORCE: The Golden Hour".

You may remember seeing the multi-part story last November on WTVC-TV NewsChannel 9 News. The segments showed viewers what happens when someone has a traumatic accident and LIFE FORCE transports them to Erlanger's Level One Trauma Center.

If you missed the segments, you can watch them at:
LIFE FORCE: What We Learned About the Golden Hour 
The Golden Hour: Inside a Ride with LIFE FORCE

Pictured left to right: Regena Young, from Erlanger Trauma Services who moulaged Alyssa to look like a real trauma patient, Alyssa Spirato, Reporter (and acting trauma patient), and Vanessa Guin, from Erlanger Business Development/LIFE FORCE who wrote the trauma scene script and coordinated multiple departments at Erlanger. And photo credit to Brent McDonald, who is always behind the camera.

Congratulations again to the team at NewsChannel 9 on winning an AP award, and thank you for helping tell our story.

Posted by Life Force | Topic: Newsroom