Summer 09: Randy Gyllenhaal wins top collegiate TV competition

Senior Randy Gyllenhaal took first place in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation's National Television Broadcast News Championship in June following a two-day competition in San Francisco. View his award-winning video.

Gyllenhaal was one of five finalists in the Hearst Journalism Awards Program. The finalists were selected following a yearlong competition involving students at 110 member colleges and universities of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication with accredited undergraduate journalism programs.

Finalists were given two days to conceive, shoot and edit a TV news story on an economic topic of their choice in the San Francisco area. Gyllenhaal’s award-winning story focused on the fishing industry in the Bay Area. He received a $5,000 prize for first place.