2010 Tim Russert Medal of Merit Award
The Buffalo Broadcasters Association is honoring Amanda Ciavarri as its 2010 Tim Russert Medal of Merit Award winner, in which she will received a $1000 scholarship from Time Warner Cable and the Broadcasters Association. As a graduate of Jandoli School of Journalism, Ciavarri has been one of the brightest students in years in the broadcast concentration, and she shined as an intern with WROC-TV Newsroom, where she was selected as last year’s New York State Broadcasters intern. She was, also, selected for the Bob Koop Award, which honors an outstanding student journalist in the broadcast program. Amanda is an excellent reporter, anchor, producer, and creative videographer, and her some of her achievements can be seen in her work for SBU-TV’s weekly newscasts.
The BBA created this award in 2008 in memory of Buffalo’s own Tim Russert who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003. The award-open to juniors, seniors, and recent graduates of Western New York’s colleges and universities-was created to inspire young people who might follow in Russert’s footsteps, pursuing his passions of broadcasting and journalism.