The Radio-Television News Directors Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.
WKYC is honored to have received the regional award for Overall News Excellence, competing against such top markets as Detroit, Chicago, Indianapolis and Columbus. "The Murrow Awards have always set the bar for journalistic excellence," stated Brooke Spectorsky, President and General Manager of WKYC. "I am extremely proud of the entire WKYC team for being recognized as a leader in our region."
The award was based on a compilation of coverage including breaking news of the Success Tech shooting, the disappearance of Jessie Davis and trial of Bobby Cutts, the Painesville train derailment, foreclosure issues, Race for the Cure, and other community projects.
"I am so proud of the work done here at Channel 3. Our team worked hard to bring viewers first rate coverage of the big stories impacting our community. We are honored to have that hard work recognized with a Murrow,' added News Director Rita Andolsen.
For the full list of Regional winners across the country, go to rtnda.org and click on Murrow Awards.
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