BALTIMORE, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI) announced that it has been awarded 33 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards this year, including awards for "Overall Excellence" to its Washington D.C. television station, WJLA-TV (ABC7 News), and its Portland, Maine station, WGME-TV (CBS13). Winners of the Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards are eligible for the national awards which will be named in early June and presented at the Murrow Awards Gala in October 2017.
Scott Livingston, Sinclair's Vice President of News, commented, "Congratulations to our hard working news teams who have earned this prestigious recognition. Investments in our news and our dedication to providing quality news stories with unbiased in depth reporting is part of what led us to this point, and we are proud of all that our stations have accomplished this year."
"We are honored to have been awarded Murrow awards in numerous categories but most specifically in Overall Excellence," said ABC7 General Manager, Dan Mellon. "Our station prides itself on its reporting, writing and news production which creates meaningful and revealing stories in our Nation's capital and the surrounding Maryland and Virginia areas."
"WGME employees are dedicated and focused on reporting stories of importance to our market and reaching our viewers through more than traditional media," commented CBS13 General Manager, Tom Humpage. "Our awards for Excellence in Social Media and Website are a testament to our station's ability to change with technology and the viewing habits of our audience."
Sinclair is one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country. Pro forma for all pending transactions, the Company will own, operate and/or provide services to 191 television stations in 89 markets, broadcasting 551 channels. The Company has multiple emerging networks as well as being 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.
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