WRAL-TV Anchor Honored by Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Gerald Owens & Steve Cline

WRAL-TV’s Gerald Owens (left) receives the 2014 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Media Excellence Award from Steve Cline, the organization’s Deputy Director of Field Operations.

The national organization Partnership for Drug-Free Kids recently honored WRAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Gerald Owens for his contributions to their organization.  Owens received a 2014 Partnership for Drug-Free Kids Media Excellence Award.

Partnership’s Deputy Director of Field Operations Steve Cline presented the award to Owens in the WRAL newsroom on Monday, May 18, 2015, while in Raleigh attending the North Carolina Substance Abuse Prevention Conference.

“We are most appreciative of the exceptional job you did hosting and moderating the screening of our Out of Reach film in Raleigh last fall and your commitment to our effort to make a difference in the lives of moms, dads, teens and kids in Raleigh-Durham and across the country,” Cline told Owens.

A teen filmmaker created Out of Reach, a documentary capturing the issue of teen prescription drug abuse.

“The Out Of Reach documentary is a powerful tool that raises parental awareness of the problem of medicine abuse and helps facilitate conversation around the issue,” explained Cline at the premiere of the film.

Originally founded as the anti-drug advertising campaign Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a non-profit “dedicated to reducing teen substance abuse and helping families impacted by addiction.”

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Gerald Owens for this capcom photo.

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