BALTIMORE, April 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) congratulates 20 stations – WJLA (Washington DC), KOMO (Seattle), KSNV (Las Vegas), WBMA (Birmingham), WEAR (Mobile), WBFF (Baltimore), WEYI (Flint), WHAM (Rochester), KATU (Portland, OR), WJAR (Providence), WSET (Lynchburg/Roanoke), WGME (Portland, ME), KEYE (Austin), WLUK (Green Bay), KMPH (Fresno), WCHS (Charleston), WZTV (Nashville), WRGB (Albany), KATV (Little Rock) and KRCG (Jefferson City/Columbia, MO) - which received Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards today for outstanding journalism and news coverage. These stations and Sinclair digital unit, Circa, combined for a total of 45 Regional Murrow Awards. The RTDNA Regional Murrow Award is among the highest honors in broadcast journalism and digital news.
"We are proud to accept these awards and thrilled to see the majority of the awards are for breaking and investigative news on all platforms. Providing excellent news coverage is our mission in all our local markets" said Scott Livingston, SVP of News at Sinclair Broadcast. "These awards are a testament to the commitment of the full Sinclair team and our stations' newsrooms. Our focus is on exceptional storytelling and continuing to build a more relevant and significant news presence in each of our markets."
The WJLA newsroom was awarded the Overall Excellence award while KOMO, KRCG, WJAR and WSET won for best newscast in their regions.
"Quality journalism is at the heart of our local news operations. Our audience knows and trusts us, so we take our journalistic responsibility very seriously every day," said Livingston.
"We're beyond excited to receive the Overall Excellence award because it serves as recognition for the tremendous level of teamwork and dedication of our entire news operation to provide meaningful news that helps our local communities," WJLA News Director Mitch Jacob said.
There were thousands of entries from the 13 regions across the country and the regional winners are advancing to the national Murrow Award competition, to be judged in June.
About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Pro forma for the Tribune acquisition and related station divestitures, the Company will own, operate and/or provide services to 215 television stations in 102 markets. The Company has multiple emerging networks as well as stations affiliated with all the major networks. Sinclair is a leading local news provider in the country and a producer of live sports content. Sinclair's content is delivered via multiple-platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.