TEGNA Stations Receive Six National Edward R. Murrow Awards
“Our purpose of serving the greater good of our communities empowers our journalists to tell stories that matter and make a difference,” said
The prestigious Murrow Awards “recognize local and national news stories that uphold the RTDNA Code of Ethics, demonstrate technical expertise and exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the community.”
- KUSA –
Denver: Overall Excellence, Large Market Television.
- KARE –
Minneapolis: Hard News, Large Market Television for “Pregnant & Shackled.” Police raided a pregnant woman’s home wrongly suspecting her husband stole a snowblower. She ended up in jail, in labor, and experts say, illegally in shackles. Through their reporting, KARE 11 investigative reporter A.J. Lagoe, reporter/producer Brandon Stahl, photojournalist Gary Knoxand executive producer Steve Eckertprompted policy changes in Hennepin County.
- KARE –
Minneapolis: Excellence in Writing, Large Market Television for reporter Boyd Huppert. In 2021, Huppert marked his 25th year as a reporter at KARE. Over his career, he’s received 22 Murrows, including this year’s winning entry, which featured three stories from his signature Land of 10,000 Stories segment: “Brad’s Rink,” “McDaniel,” and “Mrs. Klein’s Greatest Lesson.”
- WFAA –
Dallas: Breaking News Coverage, Large Market Television for “Timberview High School Shooting.” During its breaking coverage of the Mansfield Timberview Highshooting, the entire WFAA newsroom focused on clear public safety information, exclusive reporting about the student suspect, and on-the-ground conversations with parents waiting to be reunited with their children.
- KREM – Spokane: Feature Reporting, Small Market Television for “Hyland Family Tragedy.” In this report, KREM anchor
Whitney Wardand senior photojournalist Brett Allberyshare the Hyland family’s story after the couple lost their young son and unborn child to a devastating wildfire in Washington state.
- WCSH/News Center Maine –
Portland: Excellence in Video, Small Market Television for “ Schooner Bowdoin: A Classroom Like No Other,” in which photojournalist Kirk Crattylooks at the Maine Maritime Academyand the young men and women who’ll serve as officers and engineers on everything from ferries to freighters, tugboats to tankers.
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