The Burbank Channel Wins Award for 2014 State of the City Video

By On January 27, 2016

A video featured during the City of Burbank’s 2014 State of the City Address collected a Golden Mike Award for “Best Business and Consumer Reporting (Div. B)” during the Radio & Television News Association of Southern California’s (RTNA) 66th annual awards ceremony in Universal City Saturday night (1/23).

Courtesy City of Burbank

(left to right): Walter Lutz, Sr. Video Production Associate; Peter Musurlian, TBC Station Manager; Dr. David Gordon, Burbank City Council Member; Colleen Duffy Felix, Sr. Video Production Associate; Drew Sugars, Burbank Public Information Officer (Photo Courtesy iHeart Media)

The 12-minute video created by the City’s Public Information Office and narrated by then Burbank Mayor Dr. David Gordon, focused on Dr. Gordon’s initiative to encourage workforce training programs in Burbank. The video, which debuted at the Burbank Chamber of Commerce-sponsored annual State of the City address in October 2014, featured a groundbreaking workforce training program in San Bernardino and explored the possibility of creating something similar in Burbank.

Members of the Public Information Office’s award winning team and Council Member Dr. Gordon attended Saturday’s award ceremony to collect their prize alongside news organizations from across Southern California. “It was certainly a unique and enjoyable experience for me,” said Dr. Gordon. “I’m an optometrist by profession, TV award ceremonies aren’t usually part of my job description. I just hope this inspires more conversation about increasing our community’s commitment to increasing workforce training opportunities here in Burbank.”

The Burbank Channel can be seen via Charter Sprectrum on Channel 6 in Burbank and Channel 16 in Glendale; via AT&T U-verse on Channel 99; and via live streaming on the City’s website burbankca.gov.

Every story produced for Burbank On Demand can be seen online on the City of Burbank’s YouTube Channel.

Click the following link to watch the Golden Mike winning entry:

“2014 Burbank State of City Workforce Training Video”

Best Business and Consumer Reporting (Div. B)

(Aired November, 2014)