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Loretta Williams

Loretta Williams is an independent public media producer, editor and reporter based in the Los Angeles area.

Loretta started her radio career in Boston and eventually moved to D.C. to work as a producer for NPR’s Morning Edition and Weekend Edition Sunday. Between 1999-2006, she was an editor for NPR’s arts desk assigning and working with staff and freelance reporters on stories about film, books, and television. She has taught advanced skills in story development, writing, and production to early career journalists, many of whom went on to become regular contributors to national, regional, and local public radio programs. Between NPR stints she produced and edited science documentaries for SoundPrint and SoundVision Productions. Her work as an editor and producer has been honored with two George Foster Peabody Awards, a DuPont Silver Baton and several other awards. She is currently working on a book about the attempt to return a bird that is extinct in the wild back to its ancestral home off the coast of Mexico.

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The 2017 Third Coast/RHDF Competition awards the following categories: Best Documentary (Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention and Directors' Choice), Best New Artist, Radio Impact, Best News Feature, Skylarking and Best Foreign Language.