FBI Richmond
Public Affairs Specialist Dennette Rybiski
(804) 261-1044
February 21, 2019

FBI Richmond Awards 2018 Director’s Community Leadership Award to Local Radio Host

Today, Acting Special Agent in Charge MaryJo Thomas presented Jeff Katz, from WRVA, with a certificate recognizing him as the FBI Richmond Division’s 2018 Director’s Community Leadership Award recipient.

An on-air radio host with WRVA in Richmond, Virginia, since 2014, Katz frequently uses his on-air time to discuss current topics and the efforts of Central Virginia law enforcement in combating violent crime in the Commonwealth. In addition to the occasional law enforcement guest speaker, Katz commemorates the significant accomplishments of local, state, and federal law enforcement by hosting “Blue Friday”. During these “Blue Friday” segments, law enforcement executives or their case agents provide background of adjudicated cases that have garnered significant media attention.

Katz volunteers with organizations such as the Boy Scouts and the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association; was twice selected as Best Talk Show in Boston by the Associated Press, and has been recognized by the Drug Enforcement Administration for his support of their efforts.

Jeff Katz DCLA Award