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McConnell Named William R. Hearst Foundation Finalist


Last updated 4/1/2019 at 1:03pm

Brighton McConnell, a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in broadcast journalism, has been named as a finalist in the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s 2018-2019 Journal-ism Awards Program.

McConnell took second place among the top five radio winners, earning an award of $2,000 and qualifying him for the national championship in June.

A graduate of Brevard High School, McConnell developed his interest in journalism while working on the BHS Broadcaster staff.

As a student in Chapel Hill’s journalism school, his focus is radio and television.

He is the son of Frank and Zia McCo...

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