Public radio news director receives Golden Apple Award

Public radio news director receives Golden Apple Award Brian Bull, news director of South Dakota Public Radio, received a first place Golden Apple Award from the South Dakota Education Association (SDEA). His story of "SuAnne Big Crow Legacy" received first place in the single program or program series category.

The Golden Apple Awards recognize outstanding news coverage of public education in South Dakota. The awards are given annually at the Golden Apple Awards Dinner, scheduled this year for Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. at the Ramkota Convention Center in Sioux Falls.

Bull's award-winning story featured the legacy SuAnne Big Crow has left behind since her death 10 years ago. She was a scholar, an athlete and a role model to all who knew her. Her complete story can be heard on To get to the feature, click Radio, News Features then February.

Bull has been with South Dakota Public Radio since 1999 and serves as news director. In addition to the Golden Apple award, Bull has received numerous awards including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award, several first place national awards from the Native American Journalism Association, a Silver Microphone Award, as well as awards from the local bureau of the Associated Press. This is his second consecutive Golden Apple Award from the SDEA.

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