NEW YORK, May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearst Television stations around the country have been honored with 31 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The honors, recognizing 2019 efforts by 15 of Hearst's TV stations and its Baltimore news/talk radio station WBAL-AM, represent the company's largest collection of regional Murrow honors in more than a dozen years.
"Hearst Television's TV, radio and digital journalists set the bar higher for themselves each year," said Barbara Maushard, Hearst Television senior vice president, news. "We couldn't be prouder of their efforts recognized here – or of the work they are doing right now to serve their communities when it's needed most."
Three Hearst TV stations were honored in their regions for Overall Excellence: KMBC-TV, Kansas City; WCVB-TV, Boston; and WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh. Overall, WCVB earned six awards, including recognition for investigative reporting and innovation; and KMBC earned five, including honors for multimedia and news documentary. Other multiple-award winners included WMUR-TV, Manchester, New Hampshire, with three, and WISN-TV, Milwaukee; WGAL-TV, Lancaster-Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; KETV, Omaha; and WBAL-AM each with two.
The RTDNA presents the awards annually to recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. The regional Edward R. Murrow commendations qualify stations for consideration for the organization's national awards which are presented in the fall.
Additional information about the Murrow Awards can be found at the RTDNA website.
About Hearst Television
Hearst Television owns and operates 33 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry's premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.
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