The Special Needs Network is excited to announce that  “The Special Report With Areva Martin” was awarded Bronze and Silver Social Video Series awards for Public Service & Activism and Social Impact in the record breaking 44th Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens,  judged by leaders from video platforms, television, streaming networks, production companies and including Adobe, BBC World Service, Netflix, Dow Jones, Complex Networks, Jennifer Garner, A&E Networks, Hearst Media, Nickelodeon, National Geographic Society, ESPN Films, RYOT, Partizan and Vimeo.

Committed to shining a light on racial and social injustice in America, “The Special Report” hosted and executive produced by Areva Martin, co-executive produced by Kandi Amelon (“Dr. Phil” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show”), and produced by Justin Covington and Rashad Miller (TheGrio).  The award-winning show takes a deeper look at today’s social and economic issues. From the racial disparities in healthcare to the ramifications of overturning Roe v. Wade, members of the public, experts, academics, and leaders from diverse backgrounds are invited to educate and engage in a productive social discourse that encourages change.

“Everyone can find the news headlines,” said Martin, “we at ‘The Special Report’ are invested in digging deeper to get closer to the root of the issues. We’re telling the stories that need to be told; ones that you won’t find anywhere else. We are grateful for the broad network of experts who generously share their time, engaging in a meaningful, respectful, and productive discourse that creates a more informed community.”

This was a record-breaking year for the Telly Awards with nearly 13,000 entries from across the globe and top video and television content producers such as Airbnb, Audible, BET Networks/BET Digital, BritBox, Disney, FEMA, Gaumont, Golden State Warriors, MediaMonks, NASA, National Geographic Society, Netflix, Paramount, PBS Digital Studios and more.

The full list of the 44th Annual Telly Awards winners can be found at