Univision’s Adriana Frederick Sutton Wins Golden Quill Award


Adriana FrederickAdriana Frederick Sutton, a reporter and producer with Univision Central Coast, has been chosen as one of 15 recipients of the 2022 Golden Quill Award, presented in recognition of fair, insightful and accurate reporting on public school news by print, broadcast and online news media representatives. The Golden Quill Awards are presented by the California School Boards Association to recognize outstanding education journalism and highlight the essential role journalists play in increasing understanding of the objectives, operations, accomplishments, challenges and opportunities related to public schools.

Frederick Sutton will be presented a Certificate of Excellence in Reporting by the Santa Cruz County Board of Education at a meeting beginning 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. CSBA will also issue a press release and publish winners on its website (www.csba.org) and in the winter edition of California Schools magazine.

“We are thrilled to present this award on behalf of the CSBA and to recognize Adriana for her track record of reporting that shines a spotlight on so many important issues, especially those impacting our Latinx students and families,” said Santa Cruz County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Faris Sabbah. “Her work has played an important role in informing our Spanish-speaking community, both here in Santa Cruz County and across the Central Coast.”

Frederick Sutton was born in Bogota, Colombia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from Universidad Externado de Colombia. Frederick Sutton joined the Univision team in 2002, working as a reporter, fill-in anchor, and producer. She has worked as a newspaper writer in Sacramento, a TV writer for Univision 19 in Sacramento and for Telemundo 48 in San Jose. She is the former host of a public education show for Community Television of Santa Cruz County, “Latinos al Dia,” where she received an award from the alliance of community media for a special on immigration in 2006.

School district and county boards of education nominate journalists for the Golden Quill Award by highlighting work that was reported in an accurate and insightful manner and identifying stories where the nominee demonstrated a holistic understanding of the local educational agency and its stakeholders. Nominees must also have developed relationships with the school board and relevant district and site-level staff, in addition to understanding the district or county office of education’s missions, goals and/or strategic vision during the reporting process.

To learn more about the Golden Quill Awards, visit the California School Boards Association’s awards webpage at https://bit.ly/2QuvhKr. Check back in August 2023 for information on next year’s awards program.