2019 Piloting
Innovation Award

Introducing Our Piloting Innovation Award

At the 2019 InterDrone conference, we rolled out our inaugural Piloting Innovation Award.
The award was developed to acknowledge organizations that encourage women to disrupt and innovate within the UAS industry.

The Fox Flight team is our first recipient, and Sharri Berg, EVP News Operations at Fox News Channel and COO, News & Operations at Fox TV Stations, accepted the award on behalf of the the team.

Meet The Fox Flight Team

Launched three years ago, the Fox Flight team now has over 95 certified pilots across Fox News and Fox TV Stations. In her acceptance speech, Berg recognized five female Fox Flight pilots for their work in enhancing news gathering efforts through the use of drones.

Fox Flight Team Leader

Sharri Berg

Sharri Berg

EVP, News Operations at Fox News Channel
COO, News & Operations at Fox Television Stations
New York, NY

Fox Flight Female Pilots

Lissa Kaplan

Lissa Kaplan

Senior Field Producer
Fox News New York Bureau
New York, NY

Rebecca Kesten

Rebecca Kesten

Coordinating Producer
Investigative Unit at Fox News Channel
New York, NY

Heather Lacy

Heather Lacy

Field Producer
Fox News Miami Bureau
Miami, FL

Mindy Larcom

Mindy Larcom

Investigative Producer
WAGA- FOX 5 Atlanta Station
Atlanta, GA

Faith Mangan

Faith Mangan

Field Producer
Fox News Denver Bureau
Denver, CO

Mindy Larcom

Mindy Larcom

Investigative Producer
WAGA- FOX 5 Atlanta Station
Atlanta, GA

Faith Mangan

Faith Mangan

Field Producer
Fox News Denver Bureau
Denver, CO

In honor of our inaugural recipients, the award has been renamed. It will now be called the FOX Piloting Innovation Award.

Don’t miss the 2020 call for nominations for the Fox Piloting Innovation Award Application Period. Sign up to be notified when the 2020 Fox Piloting Innovation Award applications opens.

Award Criteria for the 2020 Fox Piloting Innovation company recognition:

  • Your company must have an established drone education program that is available to all employees across the company.
  • Your company must have a demonstrated company culture where female colleagues are encouraged to leverage available training and resources to become certified drone pilots. This criteria point speaks to the leader(s) of the drone education program within an organization, and how the leader(s) act as advocates/ambassadors amongst other executive leaders for the resources needed to make this program as accessible to all colleagues, and specifically female colleagues.
  • There is an inclusion of women in the total number of certified drone pilots across the organization.
  • Complete details including submission deadlines will be available early 2020.

Sign Up to be notified when the 2020 company nomination period opens!

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