Contact Us - Community Contact Us - Community Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/contact-us/community Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:59:44 -0800 Sat, 03 Dec 2016 05:59:44 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Toys For Tots: Where To Drop Your Donations Around San Diego]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:18:32 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/thumbnail_T4T16.jpg

Don't Miss San Diego's Toys for Tots Events!

**Please donate NEW & UNWRAPPED toys!

December 2nd 6AM-6PM- NBC 7 & iHeart Toy Drive, our annual toy drive, stop by IHeart Media at 9660 Granite Ridge San Diego, CA with your donation all day long!

December 4th 10AM- 3PM- USS Midway Party on the Pier!  A fun-filled day complete with Santa Claus, raffle prizes and kids activities!  It's a party aboard the USS Midway Museum! Drive by the midway parking lot on the pier to drop off your donation. A donation of two toys will recieve a free guest pass to the musuem!

Drop donations to these locations throughout December:

  • NBC 7 San Diego - 9860 Granite Ridge Dr. San Diego, 92123
  • USS Midway Museum - 910 N. Harbor Drive San Diego, 92101

For a full list of drop locations throughout the county CLICK HERE

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<![CDATA[Millions of Airline Miles Needed for Make-A-Wish San Diego]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 16:40:55 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WIF16Blank1.jpg

Last year the Wishes in Flight Mile-A-Thon on NBC7 collected over 3.5 million airline miles for Make-A-Wish San Diego.

In 2016, Make-A-Wish San Diego estimates it will need more than 25 million airlines miles to fulfill the more than 140 wishes that will involve travel this year.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a unique program that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

  • Impact of Wishes – based on a 2011 study conducted by Make-A-Wish America…
  • 89% of doctors, nurses, social workers and child life specialists say they believe that the wish experience can influence wish kids’ physical health.
  • 74% of wish parents observed that the wish experience marked a turning point in their own children’s response to treatment.

Friday, December 16th from 6A-7P Make-A-Wish and NBC 7 will again partner to collect as many airline miles as possible from Delta Airlines and United Airlines. The Wishes in Flight Mile-A-Thon kicks off a year of collecting donated miles to keep sending Wish Kids on the trips of their dreams.

Donating to the Mile-A-Thon is easy, just have your frequent flier number ready and know how many miles you have to donate. Call 619-237-0700 to talk with us about donating your miles. NBC 7 will cover the Mile-A-Thon all day long during newscasts and donors can expect some exciting giveaways throughout the day.

The miles donated will never expire and will be used to grant wishes to children in San Diego.

You can also donate your miles anytime online on the Make-A-Wish website. Make sure you know your frequent flier account number and the number of miles you want to donate when you log on.

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<![CDATA[NBC 7 Announces 21st Century Solutions Grant Winners for 2016]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:25:00 -0800 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/21-Cent-NBC-7-logo3.jpg

 NBC 7 SAN DIEGO AND NBCUNIVERSAL FOUNDATION AWARD $100,000 TO THREE NONPROFITS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY

 SAN DIEGO,CA – (November 21, 2016) – NBC 7 San Diego/KNSD, in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation, today announced that three San Diego nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $100,000 as part of the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge.

In the San Diego market, the following organizations are the recipients of a 21st Century Solutions grant:

Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank – $50,000

The Warehouse Energy Conservation Plan is a no food wasted/energy efficient model that will help the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank (JCSDFB) with energy cost savings so that they can continue to provide for low-income clientele. More space is needed to help house and provide massive quantities of highly nutritious food for over 400,000 very low-income San Diego residents. The Warehouse Energy Conservation Plan aims to install LED lighting, energy-efficient refrigeration controls, 1,400 solar panels on the roof, and a state-of-the-art recycling and composting center at the Food Bank. By doing so, the JCSDFB will save hundreds of thousands of dollars and be able to spend those resources on millions of meals for their low-income clientele.

The New Children’s Museum – $25,000

The New Children’s Museum Innovators Lab will be a permanent open workshop space that provides tools, technology, manufacturing equipment and educational opportunities to the public. Makerspaces allow community members to design, prototype and manufacture items using tools and equipment that would otherwise be inaccessible or unaffordable such as 3-D printers, laser cutters, digital fabrication machines, industrial sewing machines, and computer-aided design (CAD) software. They will primarily market this STEAM education makerspace to school groups (grades 3 – 8).

NAMI San Diego – $25,000

ALFRED is a mobile app that will give residents of San Diego county suffering from mental illness access to health, wellness, and the ability to connect with family and friends. Currently, NAMI San Diego serves 16,377 participants through our existing program. With the addition of ALFRED, NAMI San Diego anticipates the program growth to serve a total of 370,000 participants. Each of the children, youth, families, parents and seniors who enter this program will equally benefit from the mobile app. This app will be replicable in other regions, other than San Diego county and used universally.

“The winning organizations put forth programs that address our community’s emerging and ongoing needs in creative ways, including reducing food insecurities, embracing technology for education and providing innovative mental health solutions” said Dick Kelley, General Manager, NBC 7 San Diego.

For the fifth consecutive year, the 21st Century Solutions grant challenge is awarding a total of $1.2 million to 30 nonprofits in 10 markets across the country served by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, including in San Diego. Each of the NBCUniversal-owned stations promoted the initiative locally and created a community panel to review and select the final grant recipients. One winning organization and two runners-up are being awarded grants in each city. To see the full list of winners click here or visit nbcuniversal.com. 

The grants support impactful programs that offer bold, new ideas that move communities forward. Winners are being awarded in the following categories: Media, Technology for Good, Civic Engagement, Jobs and Economic Empowerment, Education, and the Environment.

About NBC 7 San Diego

NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD provides coverage San Diego counts on with more than 34 hours of local news and programming every week. Including exclusive news franchises NBC 7 Investigates and Down to Earth with Dagmar. In addition, NBC 7 is proud to produce local shows Politically Speaking & SoundDiego. We also provide special offers from The GOODS and our digital channel COZI TV airs classic television shows from decades past. NBC 7 is San Diego’s media leader with the largest social following and the largest multiplatform digital audience. In addition, NBC 7 proudly collaborates with many local non-profit organizations and campaigns to give back to the community we proudly live in and serve.

 

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MEDIA CONTACTS

Charisma Deberry

619-200-7568

Charisma.deberry@nbcuni.com

 

 

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NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD has announced that Greg Bledsoe will co-anchor the station’s weekday newscasts NBC 7 News Today and NBC 7 News Midday,  alongside Marianne Kushi.

Bledsoe, who succeeds longtime anchor Jason Austell, assumed his new role on Monday, July 18. He joins a dynamic and enterprising team of journalists that help viewers across San Diego County start their day by providing the latest breaking news, up-to-the-minute weather forecasts and local traffic reports.

“Greg has worked really hard to sharpen his skills as a journalist since he joined our station more than 15 years ago,” said Greg Dawson, Vice President of News for NBC 7 San Diego. “He’s advanced his education to become a certified Meteorologist, helped encourage a culture of enterprising journalism in the newsroom, and continuously exhibits the character and professional traits that are akin to nationally-recognized journalists. It has helped him become one of the most well-liked people in our newsroom. I couldn’t be more proud than to see him take this next step.”

“Between the people you see on television, and everyone working so hard behind the scenes, I’ve always felt like there was a strong family feeling with our morning show. I’m really excited to be a part of that family,” added Bledsoe.

Bledsoe, who joined NBC 7 San Diego in 2001, is an award-winning journalist who has held various on-air roles with ascending responsibility since he joined KNSD more than 15 years ago. Most recently, he worked as the station’s weekend news anchor and meteorologist and has also worked as a general assignment reporter. A sixteen-time Emmy award winner for writing, editing, reporting and photography, Bledsoe has also been recognized with multiple national awards from the National Press Photographer's Association (NPPA), including being named the NPPA's Solo Video Journalist of the year in 2011 and 2012.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado's School of Journalism and a certification in Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

About NBC 7 San Diego

NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD provides coverage San Diego counts on with more than 34 hours of local news and programming every week. Including exclusive news franchises NBC 7 Investigates and Down to Earth with Dagmar. In addition, NBC 7 is proud to produce local shows Politically Speaking & SoundDiego. We also provide special offers from The GOODS and our digital channel COZI TV airs classic television shows from decades past. NBC 7 is San Diego’s media leader with the largest social following and the largest multiplatform digital audience. In addition, NBC 7 proudly collaborates with many local non-profit organizations and campaigns to give back to the community we proudly live in and serve.

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