MCLEAN, Va., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gannett (NYSE: GCI) announced 12 of its television stations won a combined 45 regional 2013 Edward R. Murrow awards. The competition is sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association and honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. Twelve of 19 Gannett Broadcasting markets were recognized and nine won multiple awards. KARE in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, received a total of 10 awards – the most honored station in the country.
"We are very proud of our award-winning journalism that promotes Gannett's purpose to serve the greater good of our nation and the communities we serve," said Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting. "Our ongoing commitment to excellence is part of what gives us a hometown advantage in our local communities. We're honored to be recognized within the media industry with 45 regional Murrow awards."
Three Gannett stations were among those winning the highest award for Overall Excellence. Other awards recognized excellence in Investigative Reporting, Hard News Reporting, Breaking News, News Documentary, Feature Reporting, Newscast, Sports and Website as well as other categories.
Gannett Overall Excellence award winners:
- KARE in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN (10 awards)
- WGRZ in Buffalo, NY (5 awards)
- WBIR in Knoxville, TN (3 awards)
Other winning Gannett stations include:
- KUSA in Denver, CO (9 awards)
- KSDK in St. Louis, MO (5 awards)
- WUSA in Washington, D.C. (3 awards)
- WZZM in Grand Rapids, MI (3 awards)
- WXIA in Atlanta, GA (2 awards)
- WTSP in Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL (2 awards)
- WKYC in Cleveland, OH (1 award)
- WLTX in Columbia, SC (1 award)
- WMAZ in Macon, GA (1 award)
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