In recognition of her 46 years at KING and 42 years behind the anchor desk, Mayor Ed Murray has proclaimed Friday, June 13, 2014 "Jean Enersen Day" in Seattle.
WHEREAS, Journalism serves a vital role in the interest of the citizens of the United States of America and the residents of the City of Seattle in finding and reporting truth; and
WHEREAS, Jean Enersen has been a strong advocate for bringing light to stories that need to be told through her time at KING 5 News, winning Emmy awards for accurate and timely presentation of news; and
WHEREAS, In her position at KING 5 News, Jean Enersen was the first female local news anchor in the United States, paving the way for a more equitable newsroom and opening the door for women in journalism ; and
WHEREAS, During her time as anchor, Enersen brought important stories on domestic violence, healthcare issues, and local strife to the attention of the public; and
WHEREAS, On June 13, 2014, Jean Enersen will anchor her last evening news broadcast as a member of the KING 5 News team and for her leadership and outstanding journalism during the tenure of her career, the citizens of Seattle are indebted to her pursuit of the truth;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, EDWARD B. MURRAY, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF SEATTLE, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM JUNE 13, 2014 TO BE, IN OUR CITY
JEAN ENERSEN DAY
I encourage Seattle residents to honor the outstanding work and legacy of Jean Enersen.
Mayor Edward B. Murray
City of Seattle
Colleague and co-anchor Dennis Bounds presented Jean with the proclamation during Thursday's KING 5 News at 5 p.m. newscast.