Christine Ahern of Nine Network A Current Affair has won the 2020 TV/Video Feature (Short Form) Quill.
Ahern worked for weeks to lockdown interviews with whistleblowers inside the aged care catastrophe during Covid. In gaining their trust, we heard for the first time how the conditions were leading to out of control infections in the community. The emotion they conveyed gave the audience, for the first time, an insight into their ordeal. After the story aired, every carer featured in the ACA piece expressed their relief and gratitude to how their side of the story was finally told.
The winning entry
Epping Disgrace, Nine Network A Current Affair, 12 November 2020
Sallese Gibson & Nina Funnell, Network Ten The Project, Let Us Speak
Nadia Daly, ABC 7.30, Young ICU doctor with COVID speaks out
Jessica Longbottom, Patrick Stone & Elahn Zetlin, ABC 7pm News, On the frontline of Melbourne's covid mental health emergency
Please note: the above link/s may not comprise the entirety of an entry submitted for consideration.