Winner 1993

Health and Science Reporting by Robert Bazell

NBC News

As the American population ages, medical reporting moves to the forefront of broadcast journalism. Sadly, such reports are often simplistic or sensational. However, Robert Bazell’s reports, as seen on the NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and the Today program, have, for fifteen years, exemplified the best reporting on science and medicine. From transmission of the AIDS virus to innovations in cancer treatment, from the perceived dangers of cellular phones to alternative modes of health care, Mr. Bazell brings intelligence, understanding, and reportorial excellence to the task. A biologist with postgraduate training in immunology, Robert Bazell is an outstanding television reporter who recognizes when to speak, when to listen, when to show, and when to tell. For outstanding public service in an area of increasing importance, a Peabody to Health and Science Reporting by Robert Bazell.