TUTV Student Journalist Wins

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Klein College of Media and Communication Student and TUTV Reporter, Corey Thompson, is this year’s recipient of the CBS News Philadelphia Trudy Haynes Scholarship. The award is presented in collaboration with the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and honors the memory of pioneering Eyewitness News reporter Trudy Haynes. She was the first African American Woman to report for a Philadelphia Television Station.

CBS3 Eyewitness News Anchor Janelle Burrell and the President of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, Ernest Owens, surprised Corey in Temple’s Annenberg Hall with a scholarship check for $10,000.

Corey is currently a student Reporter for TUTVs award-winning live news broadcast, Temple Update, and has been a correspondent for TUTVs first entertainment talk show, Temple Talk. When Corey isn’t reporting or in class, he serves as the Co-President of the Temple Association of Black Journalists and is a National Association of Black Journalists member. Before Temple, Corey served four years in the Air Force as a Senior Airman in New Jersey.

“When I think of Trudy Haynes, I think of how she became a pioneer by breaking molds and showing up as her true self,” Corey told CBS3. “I want to challenge society in Philadelphia through storytelling.”

Join us in congratulating Corey on receiving this honor.