Denver - March 7, 2013 - 7NEWS Reporter, Marshall Zelinger, is being honored the 2013 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism in the category of Individual Achievement by a local news reporter. The prestigious award is given every two years by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
“Marshall is uniquely resourceful, curious, passionate and inventive. All of these characteristics informed his approach to political reporting over the past two years and has provided our viewers and readers with the very best in coverage on content that is meaningful and important to our community. We are beaming with pride on Marshall’s achievement,” said News Director, Jeff Harris.
As a Colorado native, Zelinger grew up in Aurora and graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2002. He later worked in Chico, California and Colorado Springs until January 2010, when he joined the 7NEWS team. He has received more than a dozen awards, including three Heartland Chapter Emmy awards for his live and political reporting. He has also received a regional Edward R. Murrow award for feature reporting and honors from the Colorado Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press.
Marshall is known for his outstanding coverage of breaking news, politics and investigations, including extensive reporting on the Lower North Fork Fire and the Aurora Theater Shooting. He is also known for his ability to find the best way to interpret and illustrate stories through show and tell. As a political reporter, Marshall kept political candidates and campaigns honest with his "Truth Tracker" series. He has traveled to cover the political conventions in 2012 and 2008 and has covered presidential visits since 2004, tracking the campaigns of President Bush and President Obama.
Viewers can follow Marshall on Facebook and Twitter @7Marshall. For more on the 7NEWS team, visit http://www.thedenverchannel.com/about/team