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TEGNA Honored with 86 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, Including Six for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Nachrichtenquelle: Business Wire (engl.)
06.05.2021, 17:18  |  141   |   |   

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced its stations received 86 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards – more than any other local broadcast television group – for excellence in broadcast journalism, including the coveted prizes for overall excellence, excellence in innovation, and the new category of excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion. More than a third of TEGNA’s 64 stations were among the winners with four stations – KARE, KING, WFAA and WUSA – garnering overall excellence, the highest honor awarded.

Seven TEGNA stations – KGW, KUSA, KSDK, NEWS CENTER Maine, WFAA and WGRZ – also won for excellence in innovation, which recognizes “news organizations that innovate their product to enhance the quality of journalism and the audience’s understanding of news.” In addition, six TEGNA stations – KARE, KGW, KSDK, WFAA, WWL and WXIA – received the Edward R. Murrow’s newest honor – excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion – which is given for “outstanding advocacy journalism tackling the topic of diversity, racial injustice and/or inequality.”

“TEGNA’s commitment to exceptional journalism has once again been recognized by the prestigious Regional Edward R. Murrow awards,” said Dave Lougee, president and CEO, TEGNA. “As our nation continues to confront acts of racial and social injustice, we are especially proud that our stations are recognized for covering and facilitating important discussions about race and inequality that will help drive systemic change.”

Overall, 24 TEGNA stations were honored, with 10 awarded to KARE; nine to KUSA; eight to WFAA; seven to KDSK; six to KING and WXIA; four to KGW, NEWS CENTER Maine and WHAS; three to WBIR, WGRZ, WUSA, WTHR and WWL; two to KHOU, KXTV, WOI and WTC; and one each to First Coast News, KPNX, KTVB, KWES, WTOL and WVEC.

TEGNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners this year are as follows:

KARE, Minneapolis-St. Paul

  • Overall Excellence: KARE 11
  • Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The Real Minneapolis
  • Breaking News Coverage: Minneapolis Unrest
  • Hard News: So Many Goodbyes: An Alzheimer's Journey
  • Excellence in Video: Holly & Greenie
  • Excellence in Writing: Boyd Huppert
  • News Documentary: So Many Goodbyes: An Alzheimer’s Journey
  • Feature Reporting: Mr. Little Guy
  • News Series: KARE 11 Investigates: Cruel & Unusual
  • Digital: KARE 11 Digital

KUSA, Denver

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TEGNA Honored with 86 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, Including Six for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced its stations received 86 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards – more than any other local broadcast television group – for excellence in broadcast journalism, including the coveted prizes for overall excellence, …

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