The National Association of Television Arts and Sciences-Northwest Chapter recently awarded University of Montana senior Alexandra Schwier the inaugural Tricia Moen Memorial Scholarship.
NATAS, the organization that presents the Emmys, created this scholarship to honor Tricia Moen, a young producer at KOMO television in Seattle who died of cancer in 2011.
A panel of NATAS judges interviewed finalists for the scholarship in May and unanimously chose Schwier, a UM School of Journalism radio-television student, to receive the $2,500 award.
In her interview, Schwier most clearly articulated the role of the producer in the newsroom and clearly expressed her admiration for Moen.
“Tricia Moen reminds me that you can never appreciate your producer and your newsroom family too much,” said Schwier.
Schwier has honed skills as a producer at the Montana Television Network, where she has worked since high school, both in Bozeman and Missoula. She graduated from Bozeman High School in June 2010 and will graduate with honors in December from the University with a double major in Spanish and journalism, and a minor in Latin American studies.
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