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WYTV anchor receives Golden Quill Award nomination for PANDAS coverage

The award recognizes journalistic excellence in 29 western Pennsylvania counties

(WYTV) - On Wednesday, it was announced that our very own 33 WYTV News anchor Lindsey Watson was nominated for a Golden Quill Award by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.

The Golden Quill Award recognizes journalistic excellence in 29 western Pennsylvania counties, along with neighboring counties in West Virginia and Ohio.

Watson was nominated for her Keeping Kids Safe series of medical investigations surrounding the rare and often misdiagnosed disorder known as PANDAS.

Over the last year, Watson has put a spotlight on the disorder, the controversy surrounding it and the stories of two local families who have walked the long, dark road to diagnosis.

Even ABC’s 20/20 did their own version of a PANDAS story, and Watson was able to teach correspondent Juju Chang a few things about the subject in a satellite interview.

We here at WYTV are very proud of this series and the work Watson has done to provide a catalyst for public discussion on a topic that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Golden Quill winners will be announced at the end of May.

PANDAS coverage:
Local PANDAS parents say raising awareness is important step in diagnosing disease
Award-winning documentary on PANDAS families shown at YMCA
Local family struggling with disorder happy to see PANDAS on national news
20/20 special to look into rare PANDAS disorder
Another family speaks out about child's journey with PANDAS
From strep to scary: Disorder that changed a local family's child
VIDEO: Lisbon family's journey with PANDAS
VIDEO: What is PANDAS and where does it come from?

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