TV Santa Barbara rolled out the red carpet for their 2019 Media Access Awards and 45th anniversary party at the Alcazar Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 23.
Coastal View News co-publisher Gary Dobbins was named the year’s Community Hero. Dobbins sits on the advisory board for TVSB, providing support and acting as a community ambassador for the organization. “We also wanted to celebrate his 25 years in publishing the Coastal View News, a free-to-the-public paper,” said Courtney Frazer, director of advancement for TVSB. “The Community Hero award commemorates the support he gives to Carpinteria.”
The sold-out event hosted local media personalities and advocates, including Carpinteria Councilmember Fred Shaw, Santa Barbara Mayor Cathy Murillo and Supervisors Das Williams and Gregg Hart. Among awardees, journalist Melinda Burns received a Community Impact Award and KEYT reporter John Palminteri was presented with the Santa Barbara Award.