KUNP TV Earns 2012 Public Health Hero AwardJune 1, 2012
Portland, OR—KUNP TV has been recognized as a 2012 Public Health Hero by Multnomah County. KUNP is the only business to receive this award this year, and is one of six recipients out of more than 50 nominees.
KUNP partnered with Multnomah County Health Department to develop and deliver culturally effective obesity and chronic disease prevention messages to Latino communities. Working with the It Starts Here community awareness campaign, KUNP produced 5 television messages promoting increased physical activity and healthy beverage options for children. They also developed news and community segments that promote the idea that healthy kids learn better.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from Multnomah County” said David Smith, KUNP Station Manager. “The It Starts Here campaign has brought valuable information and resources to the Latino communities that we serve, and it is helping to raise awareness on important health and lifestyle topics.”
KUNP TV has been broadcasting in the Portland metro area since 2003, and produces the only daily news in Spanish in any medium in the market. Along with general news the station has two specialized community outreach initiatives: Salud es Vida focusing on health information, and Destino: Éxito, Edúcate focusing on education and career development.
KUNP TV is a Univision network affiliate and sister station to KATU/ABC. It is owned by Fisher Communications, an innovative local media company with television, radio, internet and mobile operations throughout the western United States. The Company is headquartered at Fisher Plaza in Seattle, WA.