Topic: Investigative Reporting
Posted on 12/6/2018
Raycom’s NBC affiliate WFIE Evansville, Ind., produced and aired “Choosing to Survive,” an hour-long special on sexual violence, on October 18 in primetime. The idea came from Creative Director Brandon Ridge, who witnessed a sexual assault while commuting to work and called 911. He later visited a women’s shelter, where he met the three survivors WFIE later featured in the special.
“We could literally be saving someone’s life if we motivate them to get out of a relationship,” said Ridge.
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