DENVER - At the 26th Annual Colorado Association of Black Journalists Media Awards and Scholarship Banquet Friday at the Denver Marriott City Center, the CABJ named 9NEWS reporter Meagan Fitzgerald its 2013 Broadcast Television Journalist of the Year.

Vice President and News Director Patti Dennis said, "Meagan is an outstanding journalist, covering Colorado with compassion, fairness and professionalism. I am gratified to see her hard work and dedication recognized by the judges at the CABJ."

9NEWS won two other awards in the annual competition. TaRhonda Thomas and photojournalist Byron Reed won the Broadcast Television Business Category for their story, "Kid Marketplace" about young entrepreneurs.

The 9NEWS staff was cited in the New Media Category, winning the Best Overall Website award for the special Black History Month section of 9NEWS.com.

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