Riggs, Stephanie 1964-
RIGGS, Stephanie 1964-
PERSONAL: Born September 14, 1964, in Phoenix, AZ; daughter of Ben and Ann Riggs. Education: Pepperdine University, B.A., 1985. Hobbies and other interests: Playing the piano.
ADDRESSES: Home—1044 Lincoln St., Denver, CO 80203.
CAREER: KSEE/KNTV, Fresno, CA, and Lincoln, NE, news anchor and reporter, 1987-92; KOVR, Sacramento, CA, news anchor and reporter 1992-94; WKRC, Cincinnati, OH, news anchor and reporter, 1994-96; KCNC, Denver, CO, news anchor and reporter, 1996-2002. Member of Governor of Colorado's committee on early childhood care and education; board member of the Leukemia Society in Colorado.
AWARDS, HONORS: Russell L. Cecil Medical Journalism Award, 1996, for a documentary on teens overcoming arthritis; Colorado Broadcasters Association "Citizen of the Year" award for community service, 1996, 2000; Emmy Award for "best journalistic enterprise," 1997, for a news investigation on Colorado Child Care; Clarion Award, 1998, for in-depth coverage of child care investigation; Emmy Award, 1999, for documentary Latinos in Colorado: One Family's Journey; Emmy Award, 2000, National Headliner Award, 2001, and Gracie Award, American Women in Radio and Television, 2001, all for documentary Embracing a Dream: The Legacy of Oumar Dia; Colorado Black Journalist Award, 2001; Edward R. Murrow Award, 2002, for Never Sell Yourself Short; Emmy Awards, 2002, for best documentary and writing and for best television anchor.
Never Sell Yourself Short, illustrated by Bill Youmans, A. Whitman (Morton Grove, IL), 2001.
SIDELIGHTS: Filmmaker and reporter Stephanie Riggs's book, Never Sell Yourself Short, is a real-life account of fourteen-year-old Josh, a boy who is living with dwarfism. Included in the book are photos of Josh at home and at play, as well as information about dwarfism and the Little People of America—a nonprofit association that offers support, education, and more information on dwarfism for little people and their families.
Riggs told CA: "I have made a career out of giving children a voice. They remind us how we should never judge a person on the outside but on the inside! How we treat each other is all that matters when you come right down to it."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Booklist, September 1, 2001, Ilene Cooper, review of Never Sell Yourself Short, p. 101.
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, January, 2002, review of Never Sell Yourself Short, p. 184.
School Library Journal, November, 2001, Pamela K. Bomboy, review of Never Sell Yourself Short, p. 150.
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