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BOSTON — Heather Kahn of Framingham recently received a 1999 Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University College of Communication. Since 1981, the College’s Alumni Association has honored alumni whose professional accomplishments have brought credit to themselves, the College, and Boston University.
Alumni reflecting the highest standards and accomplishments in their professions are selected by the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors on the following criteria: service to community, service to profession, or special distinction. Kahn was honored with a Service to Profession Award.
Kahn, a 1989 graduate of Boston University, is an anchor and Healthbeat reporter for WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston. After college, Kahn served as a radio news reporter and producer before becoming an anchor for WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Md. from 1990 to 1992. Kahn then returned to Massachusetts to be a principal anchor/reporter at New England Cable News. In 1993 she became an anchor for “News at Ten” on WFTX-TV, Boston.
One year later, WCVB-TV launched its early evening news line-up, and Kahn was beckoned to become the co-anchor of the 5:30 p.m. newscast.
Kahn and her husband Michael Braver live in Framingham with two children. In the area of health reporting, Kahn has won numerous awards, including the American Cancer Society’s Sword of Hope and honors from the Massachusetts Dietetic Association and the Massachusetts Pharmacists’ Association.
Boston University is the third-largest independent university in the United States, with an enrollment of nearly 30,000 students in its 15 school and colleges. The College of Communication, with a population of over 2,000 students, maintains high standards of scholastic achievement and the most rigorous professional communication skill training to prepare students to have successful careers in an information age. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism, film and television, mass communication, public relations, and advertising.