We asked KPIX 5’s Jefferson Awards reporters Elizabeth Cook and Sharon Chin to share what it’s like to tell the stories of Bay Area heroes.
“So often, as journalists, we cover the worst in humanity. The Jefferson Awards is about honoring the very best. These quiet heroes often go unrecognized, but their incredible contributions are making our community a better place. It’s an honor to meet these inspiring men and women. I hope their stories inspire others to give back and make a difference through volunteerism and public service. .”
Read Elizabeth’s bio
“Having reported countless stories of crime and corruption, covering Jefferson Awards winners is a breath of fresh air. It is an honor to help recognize those in our community who are making a difference. They are role models for us and our children. One by one, they’re making this world a better place. And at the end of the day, it feels good not only to hear their stories firsthand, but to share them so they may inspire others.”
Read Sharon’s bio