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Larissa Branin, UCOP multimedia director, wins a 2010 Pinnacle Award from UCTV

UCOP Multimedia Director Larissa Branin was recently recognized by University of California Television (UCTV) with a 2010 Pinnacle Award. She was honored for her contributions over the past decade, with work that embodies the channel’s spirit and mission. Congratulations, Larissa!

Branin was honored in the Valued Contributor category for her contributions to State of Minds segments. State of Minds is a quarterly magazine program that features stories from each of the ten campuses of the University of California.

“It’s been an honor to represent the entire UC system for UCTV’s State of Minds. The program has grown so much over the years and I am proud to be affiliated with such a stellar team of producers,” says Branin.

About UCTV

Launched in January 2000, University of California Television (UCTV) is a non-commercial channel featuring 24/7 programming from throughout the University of California’s ten campuses, three national labs and affiliated institutions. Programming covers science, health and medicine, public affairs, humanities, arts and music, education issues, and gardening and agriculture in documentaries, faculty lectures, cutting-edge research symposiums, artistic performances and more. Access UCTV via satellite or cable and on the Internet. Learn more about UCTV.

More about Larissa Branin

In addition to her other duties as multimedia director, Branin has been hosting and producing Science Todaya five-day-a-week, one-minute radio program produced for the Westwood One/CBS Radio Network by the University of Californiasince 1997.

Each week, Science Today features stories highlighting the latest scientific breakthroughs and discoveries at the university and its two affiliated national laboratories. Topics focus primarily on health, nutrition, the environment and social and physical sciences. Science Today airs nationally on various CBS radio affiliates. You can also access Science Today from the UC Newsroom.

A native New Yorker, Branin was a news anchor and staff reporter for a CBS radio affiliate station in Kingston, NY before moving to California. In California, she became involved with public radio and was one of six national reporters chosen to participate in National Public Radio’s Diversity Initiative. Her print works include contributions to The Chicago Tribune, Hope Magazine and two published books.

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