2020 Trumpeter Award: Vicky Nguyen
NBC News Investigative and Consumer Correspondent
Vicky Nguyen is the investigative and consumer correspondent for NBC News, where her stories appear on TODAY, Nightly News with Lester Holt, MSNBC, and News Now. Her national award-winning work has led to multiple state and federal investigations. From food safety to 911 policies at the USPS, Vicky’s work has prompted changes that have improved American lives. Nguyen has received numerous awards for her reporting, including a National Emmy, the Gerald Loeb Award for Business and Financial Journalism, and the duPont Columbia Award for Broadcast Journalism. She graduated as valedictorian from the University of San Francisco.
2020 Florence Kelley Consumer Leadership Award
Attorney General Karl Racine, District of Columbia
Named for NCL’s first general secretary and Progressive Era pioneer, Florence Kelley, the consumer leadership award honors individuals for their commitment to social justice for consumers and workers, their vision, their activism, and their dedication. Karl A. Racine is the District of Columbia’s first elected, independent Attorney General. Now in his second term, Attorney General Racine’s mission is to use the law to solve problems for vulnerable District residents. His priorities include consumer protection, preserving affordable housing, employing evidence-based juvenile justice reforms, cracking down on slumlords, and holding unscrupulous employers accountable for wage theft. He is committed to smart-on-crime policies to interrupt violence in the District and address childhood trauma.
2020 Trumpeter Award: Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel
Federal Communications Commission
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel believes that the future belongs to the connected. She works to promote greater opportunity, accessibility, and affordability in our communications services in order to ensure that all Americans get a fair shot at 21st Century success. She believes strong communications markets can foster economic growth and security, enhance digital age opportunity, and enrich civic life. From fighting to protect net neutrality to ensuring access to the internet for students caught in the Homework Gap, Jessica has been a consistent champion for connecting all. She is a leader in spectrum policy, developing new ways to support wireless services from Wi-Fi to video and the internet of things. She also is responsible for developing policies to help expand the reach of broadband to schools, libraries, hospitals, and households across the country.