Jonathan Dienst of NBC 4 to Receive
Peter Kihss Award for 2020 on Sept. 16
Emmy-winner Jonathan Dienst, who has been covering New York City and its environs as a television reporter for close to three decades, has been named this year’s recipient of the Silurians’ prestigious Peter Kihss Award. Dienst is the chief investigative reporter for NBC 4 New York (WNBC), as well as a contributing correspondent for NBC News. At WNBC, Dienst and his investigative team have specialized in breaking major stories on topics that include terrorism, political corruption, corporate scandals and crime. He also files for the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC and CNBC, and has appeared on Dateline.
He will be honored at a Silurian ZOOM event at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Details on how to participate in that event will be forthcoming.
In addition to the Kihss Award, the Dennis Duggan Award will be presented at the same event. The award is given annually to a student at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY who, in the opinion of the faculty, best exemplifies the qualities of Dennis Duggan, the late Newsday columnist who focused on covering the lives of ordinary New Yorkers. This year’s winner is Rachel Sherman.