For contributions to public health information and education, NY1 reporter Kafi Drexel '98 receives 2010 Media Award from the Public Health Association of NYC. From PHANYC's website:
"Kafi Drexel joined NY1 News as Health & Fitness reporter in 2005. Before joining NY1’s staff, she was an anchor and general assignment reporter at News 12 The Bronx. Prior to that, Drexel was a general assignment reporter at news channel 9, the ABC station in Syracuse, NY. When it comes to public health, she has been in almost every health center in New York City and has been at the forefront of informing NY1's viewers about the issues such as: the H1N1 pandemic, HIV and AIDS, the growing rates of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease, breaking news on hospital closures, and other formidable pressures in the health care system. Drexel has also guided New Yorkers through health reform and how changes in policy impact the future.
Health and fitness is more than a beat for Drexel, who strives to help raise awareness about key issues affecting New Yorkers. She has also participated in races such as the Annapolis 10k, Healthy Kidney 10k, and Run for Haiti. This year she will join thousands of other runners in her first ING New York City Marathon.
Drexel is a graduate of Barnard College and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism."