Jefferson Awards – Featured Reporters
We asked CBS 5’s Jefferson Awards reporters Kate Kelly and Sharon Chin to share what it’s like to tell the stories of Bay Area heroes.
“There has always been a need to tell the stories of people who are quietly doing work that makes all of us live in a better community. I feel so fortunate to be able to bring their stories to a wider audience every week through the Jefferson Awards. These are people who don’t expect to be recognized for what they do and are often reluctant to be singled out. But it’s their examples that inspire me, and hopefully inspire others to get involved. I can’t think of a better job than one where you meet people who are motivated, compassionate, and truly making a positive difference through volunteerism and public service.”
Read Kate’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