Each year, the San Diego Press Club honors individuals for exceptional service and commitment to the media industry.
Harold Keen Award for Outstanding Contribution in Journalism: Given to the journalist who has throughout their career shown a high degree of professionalism, and gone above and beyond standard practices for the sake of fairness and truth telling.
The Harold Keen Award for 2022 goes to Steve Fiorina, news veteran who reported for KGTV Channel 10 for more than 30 years and is now at CBS 8.
Steve covered the devastating Normal Heights fire, presidential visits, and murder trials for David Westerfield, Sagon Penn, Betty Broderick and Craig Peyer.
He witnessed the execution of Robert Alton Harris, the first capital punishment case in California in 25 years.
There have been heartwarming stories to tell too: the courage of a little blind girl, the separation of conjoined twins, the Padres in the World Series, and the Chargers in the Super Bowl. Every day brings new experiences, new friends and new challenges.
Andy Mace Award for Outstanding Contribution in Public Relations: Awarded to a Public Relations/Marketing professional who has exemplified a high ethical standard of fairness and integrity, and over the course of their career has effectively disseminated the truth on behalf of their clients to the general public.
The Andy Mace Award for 2022 goes to Jorge D’Garay, He was the first director from Mexico to serve on the Public Relations Society of America’s National Board (PRSA 2020-2021).
Today he also serves as Vice Chair of PRSA’s Global Affairs Committee; Vice President of the Mexican Association of Public Relations Professionals (PRORP MEXICO); Director for Mexico of the Ibero-American Public Relations Network REDIRP, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is one of the nine members of the North American Regional Council of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications based in Switzerland.
Jim Reiman Enlightened Media Management Award: Goes to the boss or supervisor who shows exceptional leadership or managerial skills to promote a positive, creative, and healthy work environment.
The Jim Reiman Award for 2022 goes to Brad McLellan who recently retired from KGTV Channel 10 after 42 years.
KGTV Chief Assignment Editor Brad Mclellan managed news teams and content on Channel 10’s assignment desk for 43 years. Mclellan joined the station on May 3,1976 as a mail room messenger while attending San Diego State University. He later became a photographer’s assistant and two years later he found his niche on the assignment desk.
Mclellan managed teams through some of the most significant events in San Diego history including the McDonald’s massacre, Heaven’s Gate, the Stolen Tank Pursuit, the massive 2003 and 2007 wildfires and countless other significant events impacting San Diego.
His career spans nine U.S. Presidents, five Popes and 15 News Directors. He also held the position of interim News Director.
Mclellan was best known for his calm demeanor and meticulous planning.
During his 46-year career Mclellan coached and mentored hundreds of reporters, photographers, anchors, producers and assignment editors.