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VOA's Midwest Correspondent Wins Three Peter Lisagor Awards

VOA Midwest correspondent Kane Farabaugh on assignment.

Voice of America’s Midwest correspondent Kane Farabaugh is the winner of three 2021 Peter Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club, the Chicago chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Farabaugh won in the “Best On-Camera Reporter,” for his television segments, “Story of Flight 93 Still Resonates 20 Years Later” and “The Inside Story: America’s 20-year war in Afghanistan.” He won additional recognition in the “Best Business or Consumer TV Reporting” category for his stories, “Amid Soaring Prices for Crops, US Farmers Seek More Trade” and “Producing Through a Pandemic and Trade War;” and “Best TV Feature Reporting on Covid-19” for his piece, “As COVID Surges in India, South Asians in US Mobilize Aid.

“Congratulations to Kane for winning three awards this year,” said Acting VOA Director, Yolanda Lόpez. “I’m so pleased to see Kane being recognized as he contributes to VOA’s mission of telling America’s story, military service and the lingering memories of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.”

Every year, the Chicago Headline Club, the oldest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, honors the best journalism produced across the Chicago region in more than 100 categories, including newspapers, magazines, television, radio and digital media, with the Peter Lisagor Awards.