Best TV/Radio Reporter

Susannah Frame

KING-TV's Susannah Frame is a former general-assignment reporter and anchor who has emerged as one of her station's top investigators, most triumphantly with her series last year on the taxpayer money left in the foul wake of the mismanaged state ferry system. The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University award-winning "Waste in the Water" revealed how millions of dollars were spent on workers who self-assigned overtime, got pay for driving to the office, and racked up unnecessary housing and travel costs. Particularly memorable was Frame's intense interview with a dubious Gov. Chris Gregoire, after the series kicked off. "If you have evidence of inefficiencies or ineffectiveness," the governor said, "I want to know about it, and I want [Transportation] Secretary [Paula] Hammond to be given the chance to get in there and get the job done." Said Frame to the Guv, "The evidence is in the stories. I'm sorry you didn't have time to watch them." Hear hear. RICK ANDERSON

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