2009 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners

The Radio-Television News Directors Association announces the 2009 National Edward R. Murrow Award winners. The awards honor excellence in electronic journalism.

NBC News earned five Murrow awards, including the award for Overall Excellence. CBS Evening News received the award for network newscast. 60 Minutes was honored in three categories: Hard News Feature, Feature Reporting and Investigative Reporting.

In network radio, CBS News Radio won five awards, including its third consecutive award for Overall Excellence. The award for newscast went to ABC News Radio.

In all, 51 news organizations are being honored with 79 awards.


Television Network/Syndication Service

Overall Excellence
NBC News

Breaking News
NBC News
Hurricane Gustav

Continuing Coverage
NBC News
Tip Of The Spear

Feature: Hard News
CBS News 60 Minutes
Exonerated

Feature Reporting
CBS News 60 Minutes
Rex

Investigative Reporting
CBS News 60 Minutes
The Wasteland

News Documentary
Nickelodeon
Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Coming Home: When Parents Return From War

News Series
NBC News
American Story with Bob Dotson - News Series

Newscast
CBS News
November 12th Broadcast

Sports Reporting
ESPN
Kick for Nick

Videography
CTV News
Tibetan Horseman

Website
CNN

Writing
NBC News Today Show
American Story with Bob Dotson


Radio Network/Syndication Service

Overall Excellence
CBS Radio News
Overall Excellence

Breaking News
NPR
Breaking the News of the Earthquake in Chengdu, China

Continuing Coverage
CBS Radio News
Campaign 2008

Feature: Hard News
CBS Radio News
Military Malpractice

Feature Reporting
World Vision Report
Daily Talk

Investigative Reporting
ABC News Radio
The Big 3's Private Planes

News Documentary
NPR
MEXICO '68: A Movement, A Massacre and the 40 Year Search for the Truth

News Series
CBS Radio News
Too Close to Call

Newscast
ABC News Radio
ABC Information Network Newscast

Sports Reporting
NPR
Olympic Coverage

Use of Sound
CBS Radio News
Mt. Rushmore

Writing
World Vision Report
Michael Kavanagh

Web Site
NPR


Television: Large Market

 

Overall Excellence
KIRO-TV
KIRO-TV Overall Excellence

Breaking News Coverage
KWTV
Oklahoma Tornadoes

Continuing Coverage
KCBS/KCAL-TV
November Wildfires

Feature: Hard News
KHOU-TV
Slaughtergate

Feature Reporting
KARE-TV
Duck in a Truck

Investigative Reporting
NECN
The Forgotten Fire

News Documentary
WGBH-TV
Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story

News Series
KPIX-TV
Assignment Africa

Newscast
WMUR-TV
WMUR News 9 Tonight

Sports Reporting
KSDK-TV
Challenger Baseball

Videography
WBNS-TV
Lima Company: A Portrait of Service

Website
WRAL-TV

Writing
KOMO-TV
Eric Johnson, Writing

Radio: Large Market

Overall Excellence
WTOP-FM
WTOP Radio

Breaking News Coverage
KGO-AM
Northern California on Fire

Continuing Coverage
KMOX-AM
The Floods of 2008

Feature Reporting
KOA-AM
Swingers

Feature: Hard News
WTOP-FM
Hidden Hunter

Investigative Reporting
Capital Public Radio
A Different Kind of Drug Problem

News Documentary
WBEZ-FM
Death's Footprint

News Series
KWMU-FM
Gangs of North St. Louis

Newscast
KMOX-AM
Newscast 8:00a 2/8/08

Sports Reporting
KIRO-FM
Olympic Mom


Use of Sound
WTOP-FM
Cathedral Bells

Website
WTOP-FM

Writing
WTOP-FM
Core Values (by Chris Core)

Television: Small Market

Overall Excellence
KCCI-TV
NewsChannel 8 Overall Excellence

Breaking News Coverage
WATE-TV
Central High Shooting

Continuing Coverage
KTVB-TV
Boise Inferno

Feature: Hard News
WGRZ-TV
Kevin Everett: Minute by Minute

Feature Reporting
KOMU-TV
Magic Tree

Investigative Reporting
KOAA-TV
D.A. Drinks & Drives

News Documentary
KWWL-TV
Rising Waters

News Series
KTUU-TV
Crisis on the Yukon

Newscast
KCCI-TV
NewsChannel 8 at 6

Sports Reporting
WALA-TV
Challenger Field

Videography
KTVB-TV
Oregon Trail Wagon Man

Website
WJAR-TV

Writing
WICS-TV
Andrew Tanielian

Radio: Small Market

Overall Excellence
WJBC-AM
WJBC 2008 - The Voice of Mclean County


Breaking News Coverage
WRVA-AM
Building Collapse

Continuing Coverage
WSLU-FM
The Impact of War..at Home

Feature Reporting
WMSI-FM
An Oil Well in My Own Backyard

Feature: Hard News
WITF-FM
Aftermath of the Luis Ramirez Beating Death

Investigative Reporting
WAKR-AM
Bungalo 5 & Hot Spots

News Documentary
KSAK-FM
A Voice In Your Life

News Series
WITF-FM
Impact of War

Newscast
WDEL-AM
Delaware's Morning News

Sports Reporting
WSLU-FM
Native Americans in Baseball's Past and Present

Use of Sound
WVPS-FM
Oxen Exam

Website
WAKR-AM
2008 AkronNewsNow.com


Writing
WUOT-FM
WUOT-FM Writing Compilation 2008

Website Non-Broadcast Affiliated

The Tyee
The Tyee