Journalism alumnus wins Silver Dome award

Eugene Daniel '11 placed second in a sports broadcast reporting competition.

Eugene Daniel '11 with the photographer of his story, Scottie Probst
Elon University alumnus and journalism major Eugene Daniel ’11 won second place for Best Medium TV Sports Story at the 2013 Illinois Broadcasters Silver Dome awards ceremony June 19 in East Peoria, Ill.

Daniel won for a story he did on research surrounding sports-related concussions and the creation of safer playing helmets for WMBD 31 News in Peoria, Ill. He’s worked as a general assignment reporter at the station for two years.

Silver Domes are awarded to the year’s best broadcasters, stories and stations in Illinois. This was Daniel’s first award nomination. He worked on the winning story with photographer Scottie Probst.