Hearst Television Stations Earn Five National Edward R. Murrow Awards
KETV, Omaha, Receives Coveted Overall Excellence Award in Its Market Category
Jun 25, 2015, 04:13 ET
NEW YORK, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hearst Television Inc. stations WCVB-TV, Boston, KCRA-TV, Sacramento, KCCI-TV, Des Moines, KETV, Omaha, and WPTZ-TV/WNNE-TV, Burlington/Plattsburgh, have been honored with national Edward R. Murrow Awards, given by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
WCVB was honored for "Best Newscast" in the Television (Large Market) category for its "Revere Tornado" coverage. KCRA earned the award for "Breaking News" in the Television (Large Market) category, for coverage of the shooting deaths of two deputy sheriffs last fall and the subsequent manhunt from Sacramento to Auburn. KCCI was honored for "Writing" (Small Market) for its "This is Iowa" segments hosted by anchor Eric Hanson. KETV earned the honor of "Overall Excellence" (Small Market). WPTZ/WNNE was honored for "Continuing Coverage" (Small Market) for its series on Vermont's Department of Children and Family Services.
"When you strive to serve your local audience with important, meaningful content and you are honored for doing it well – it's a very proud moment," said Barbara Maushard, Hearst Television Vice President, News. "Hearst Television stations strive to exemplify excellence in their everyday coverage; we thank the RTDNA for bestowing this great honor upon these five stations."
The latest national Murrow Awards follow 29 regional Murrow Awards earned this year by Hearst Television stations, in addition to numerous other regional honors including Associated Press Broadcasters Awards.
The national Murrow awards are to be presented in New York in October. The full list of winners can be found here.
Hearst Television, a national multi-media company, owns and operates 31 local television stations and two local radio stations, serving 32 U.S. cities and reaching approximately 19% of U.S. television households. The TV stations broadcast 60 video channels, featuring local and national news, weather, information, sports and entertainment programming, and local community service-oriented programs. The stations also host and operate digital on-line and mobile platforms that extend the company's brands and content to local, national and international audiences. 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 Corporation. Hearst Television's Web address is www.hearsttelevision.com.
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