AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Congratulations are in order for an Auburn University student who happens to be a reporter at News Leader 9.
Brandon Etheredge came in first place in the Television Features Competition of the 2017-2018 Hearst Journalism Awards Program. He placed first out of 94 entries. Etheredge is a senior at Auburn and is majoring in media studies.
The Hearst Journalism Awards Program provides support and assistance to journalism education at the college and university level.
In addition to receiving a $3,000 scholarship, Etheredge qualifies for the National Broadcast Championship which is set for June in San Francisco.