NBC5’S ALLISON ROSATI WINS ADOPTION EXCELLENCE AWARD

NBC5’S ALLISON ROSATI WINS ADOPTION EXCELLENCE AWARD
Published: December 9, 2002

photo preview / download CHICAGO, Ill. — December 9, 2002 — NBC5 News’ Allison Rosati received the Department of Health and Human Services’ Adoption Excellence Award from HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson. Given annually since 1997, this award honors states, organizations, businesses, individuals and families for giving abandoned, neglected or abused children a loving family and a safe, nurturing home.

“I am very pleased to announce that Allison Rosati has been selected for an Adoption Excellence Award in the individual contributions category”, said Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of Health and Human Services. “Allison’s passion for giving a voice to children underscores her personal and professional approach as an award winning news anchor. Having once been a foster child, she understands and relates to children who long for a stable family structure. Now a newscaster with NBC5 Chicago, she accepted the position as host of the Wednesday’s Child feature and dedicated herself to developing a unique segment for each child. As a result of two years of her work, 23 adoptions have been finalized, 4 children are with guardianship families and 59 children are moving toward permanency with identified families.

Wednesday’s Child is a weekly feature on NBC5 News that profiles foster children who need adoptive homes. Allison Rosati has hosted these special segments since July, 1999. This adoptive family recruitment effort is sponsored by the Freddie Mac Foundation in partnership with DCFS and NBC5.

Wednesday’s Child airs weekly on NBC5’s 6P newscast on Wednesdays, and also on NBC5’s weekend morning newscast. Allison Rosati is NBC5’s 6P.M. and 10P.M. news anchor. The Wednesday Child segments are produced by Pam Oliver.

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