Journalist Bofta Yimam Wins Emmy Award For Excellence in Reporting

FOX13 News reporter Bofta Yimam accepting her Midsouth Emmy for segment on Kimberlee's Law at 27th Annual Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday, January 26th, 2013.

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013

New York (TADIAS) – Ethiopian American Journalist Bofta Yimam, who is a reporter for Fox 13 News in Memphis, Tennessee, has won a Regional Emmy Award by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Nashville/Mid-South Chapter) for excellence in “Continuing Coverage” category.

The winners were announced Saturday night at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.

Bofta was given the award for her reporting highlighting Kimberlee Morton (as in Kimberlee’s Law) that was signed by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam earlier this year to keep convicted rapists in prison for their full sentence. Bofta interviewed Kimberlee for the segment.

The young journalist, who has been in the field for less than six years, is a native of Washington, D.C. and a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park. She was nominated in three categories including for two works in excellence for “Light Feature” reporting category.

As a general assignment reporter her work spans various topics mostly related to crime and politics. She covered the 2010 gubernatorial race in Georgia and once exposed a police chief who bought off voters to win his election.

Bofta represented the FOX13 News (WHBQ) at the ceremony and she was also asked to present during Saturday night’s awards program.

Watch: Bofta Yimam Emmy Award Acceptance Speech 2013

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