ABC News Producer Melissa Cornick
On June 3, 2005 ABC 20/20 with John Stossel aired an investigative report called, "Cruelty to Owners?" which has garnered prestigious recognition for investigative journalism through the work of producer Melissa Cornick; including the 2006 RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Award, The National Headliner's Award and the Mongerson $5000 Prize for Ethics in Reporting held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC , the 2006 Cine Golden Eagle and the Clarion Award. Animal owners across rural America are expressing thanks to Cornick for the ABC News report. The RTNDA awards ceremony will be held in NYC on October 16th, 2006.