Tri-Cities journalist nominated for national award

KAPP-KVEW's Galen Ettlin nominated by GLAAD
Tri-Cities journalist nominated for national award
Galen Ettlin
Pictured: Galen Ettlin, Anchor/Reporter/Producer for KAPP-KVEW Local News.

A news report produced and reported by Galen Ettlin, an Anchor/Reporter/Producer at Morgan Murphy Media’s KAPP-KVEW in Yakima/Tri-Cities, Wash., is nominated for a national GLAAD Media Award in the “Outstanding TV Journalism Segment” category.

The nomination is for a report called The Abolitionists Face The Love Army.

KAPP-KVEW is the only local news outlet nominated in the category alongside ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt and MSNBC.

“We’re very proud that Galen’s work has been recognized on a national level by GLAAD,” said Brian Paul Lubanski, the stations’ VP-GM. “It’s not only great for Galen, but also for our station and our community.”

Tri-Cities journalist nominated for national award

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and the issues that affect their lives. The 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards will be presented in Los Angeles on April 11 and in New York City on May 5.

Galen plans to attend the New York event, where the Outstanding TV Journalism category award will be presented on stage.

The full interviews with the Abolitionists and Love Army can be viewed here:

Holden and Jackson Diffner Full Interview

“The LGBTQ community thinks they are the ones being oppressed, when in reality it is the unborn who are oppressed.”
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Love Army Responds to Demonstrators

“Whether they are Christian or not Christian, [we need] to just keep teaching people about the positive things that LGBTQ people bring to the community.”
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