First Pete Wilson Scholarship awarded

July 21, 2008 7:37:14 PM PDT
A University of California, Berkeley graduate student has been chosen to receive the first Pete Wilson Journalism Scholarship.

Wilson anchored the news for ABC7 for many years. He died one year ago yesterday of a heart attack while undergoing hip surgery.

Molly Snyder-Fink is the first scholarship recipient. She is working as a summer intern, helping with documentary production, at Al-Jazeera in Washington D.C.

"I just thought seeing a news program that had a different perspective than an American perspective would be quite interesting and that to do that in America would be even more interesting," Snyder-Fink said.

Snyder-Fink hopes to make her own documentaries once she graduates.