Stephanie Riggs

Bio

01 Introduction

Stephanie Riggs is an award-winning, seasoned journalist possessing just about every prestigious award in television news. Her 20-plus year TV news anchor and feature reporting career garnered dozens of Emmys, awards and accolades – including a two-time winner of the coveted award for “Best Journalistic Enterprise”. Stephanie also created her own one-hour television documentary “Fitting In” – airing on ABC Family in June of 2009. The program took a compassionate look at the nationwide epidemic of childhood obesity – following a group of children for one year as they learned how to lose weight and get heathy.

Her stories go far beyond informing and entertaining. They are life-changers for many – as evidenced by two reports for CBS Sunday Morning on two different African villages. One report featured a west African village supported by one of their own, who ventured to America to find work and sent nearly every penny back home. After his brutal murder by white supremacists in 1997, Stephanie reported on the man’s efforts, his village and Colorado’s reaction to his murder. Her reporting sparked a movement in Denver resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars contributed to improve his village – including a fresh water system and much more. A non-profit organized nearly 20-years ago, as a result of her report, is still active today.

Her second CBS Sunday Morning report focused on a Colorado couple who made a commitment to care for orphans in remote eastern Africa 50 years ago. It’s estimated that more than one million orphans are alive today because of their efforts. Stephanie’s single report inspired people to send money resulting in another one-thousand orphans saved.

In her latest CBS Sunday Morning report, Riggs resurrected hidden history surrounding “WASPs” – Women Air Force Service Pilots – whose contribution to winning World World II was left out of our history books. Stephanie’s story brought to light their achievements, including their recent award of the Congressional Gold Medal.

02 Experience

Currently

  • Correspondent for CBN News/700 Club (in 138 countries, with estimated yearly viewing of 360 million people)
  • Contributing Anchor to Denver Post TV
  • Contributor to CBS Sunday Morning, New York, NY
  • Contributor to Shine Magazine, Denver, CO

2010-2015

  • Daily Talk Show Host – Salem Broadcasting – KRKS 94.7 FM

2009-2010

  • Host for “Denver’s Movers & Shakers” TV interview show – Vista TV Cable Network, Denver, CO

2008-2009

  • Writer, Producer & Host for “Fitting In” (original programming on childhood obesity) – ABC Family

1992-2008

  • Evening News Anchor & Reporter – KCNC-TV, Denver, CO

1989-1992

  • Evening News Anchor & Reporter – WKRC-TV, Cincinatti, OH

1987-1989

  • Weekend News Anchor & Reporter – KOVR-TV, Sacramento, CA

1986-1987

  • Noon & Early Evening News Anchor & Reporter – KSEE-TV, Fresno, CA

1985-1986

  • Morning News Anchor & Reporter – NTV, Kearney-Hastings-Grand Island, NE

03 Awards & More

National Emmy Award Nomination

2004

CBS News Sunday Morning

Regional Emmy Awards

2004

Writer-General News

2003

Journalistic Enterprise
Writer-Documentary
Writer-Series
News-Series
Documentary-Current Issues

2002

News Anchor
News-Series
Writer-Series
Documentary-Current Issues
Program-Target Audience

2001

Documentary-Current Issues
News-Series
News Feature-24 Hours

2000

Documentary-Current Issues
Writer-Series
News-Series

1999

Documentary-Current Issues
News-Series

1998

Writer-Series
News Feature-24 Hours

1997

Journalistic Enterprise
News Feature
General News-24 Hours

1996

News Feature-24 Hours

1995

Extended News Coverage

1994

News-Series

1992

Reporting-General News

National Federation of Press Women

2003

1st Place for Series

National Gracie Allen Awards

2003

Documentary

2002

Documentary

2001

Series

2002

Series

National Telly Awards

2003

Documentary

2002

Documentary

2001

Documentary

Associated Press Awards

2003

1st Place Series

2002

1st Place Series

2001

1st Place Series

Edward R. Murrow Awards

2003

Series

2002

Series

Colorado Broadcasters Association

2000

Citizen of the Year

1996

Citizen of the Year

Colorado Assoc. of Black Journalists

2002

Series

2003

Series

Other Awards

1996

National Russell L. Cecil Medical Journalism Award

1996

National Leukemia Society’s Journalist of the Year

1991

California’s Clair Burgener “Golden Rule” Award

1991

National Association for Retarded Citizen’s Journalist of the Year

Community Involvement

2005

Raised $10,000 for The American Heart Association by completing Kona Marathon in Hawaii

2003

Wrote best selling children’s book, “Never Sell Yourself Short”, donating profits to Little People of America to help fund adoptions

1995

Highest Individual Fundraiser for Leukemia Society Raised $10,000 for research by completing the London Marathon.

1993

Performed with The Northern Kentucky Symphony, Piano Accompaniment

1993

Highest Individual Fundraiser for Leukemia Society. Raised $8,000 for research by completing the New York City Marathon.

Education

  • Pepperdine University, 3-year Graduate; Dean’s List.
  • Heidelberg University, Germany
  • 3-Year High School Graduate; National Honor Society.

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