NJ101.5 Honored For Teen Drug Use Series
New Jersey 101.5's Stacy Proebstle was honored by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse for her recent series on teen drug abuse.
The Community Service Award was awarded for Proebstle's 5-part series about the abuse of heroin and other opiates among New Jersey’s youth focused on prescription drug abuse, accidental overdoses, how abuse often begins at home and the fact that prescription drug abuse can happen to anyone
Proebstle talked to recovering addicts, parents, prevention specialists, substance-abuse professionals and law enforcement officers to address current trends and issues along with possible solutions.
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"New Jersey 101.5 has demonstrated a continued commitment to providing news and on air coverage as well as web based reporting to issues related to alcoholism and drug abuse which has contributed greatly to the raising the public's awareness and understanding of this critical public health concern," said Neil Van Ess, Acting Chairman of the GCADA.
The Award was presented to Proebstle, News Director Eric Scott and Brand Manager Eric Johnson at the GCACAl's 21st annual Summit at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick.
"I'm absolutely delighted to receive this honor on behalf of the station and most genuinely grateful. It validates the importance of community service and giving back to one's community," said Proebstle about the honor.
Proebstle has covered everything from the shore to the State House since becoming a reporter and anchor in 2009. She has been on the scene for major breaking news stories including the decapitation of a child in Camden and the drug issues surrounding the tragedy, the fatal shooting of a Lakewood Police Officer, a week long search for a missing teen girl and court challenges to Kyleigh's Law. Stacy also spent a year in Trenton at the State House as a reporter and videographer