2009 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners

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.


Listed below are the 2009 RTNDA Regional Murrow Award recipients, organized by region. Please note, if you don't see a category/winner listed below, there were no entries in that category or the judges deemed no winner in that category.


REGION 1
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington
REGION 2
California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada
REGION 3
Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming
REGION 4
Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
REGION 5
Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
REGION 6
Oklahoma, Texas
REGION 7
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio
REGION 8
Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia
REGION 9
Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi
REGION 10
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
REGION 11
New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
REGION 12
Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
REGION 13
Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
REGION 14
International

REGION 1

Radio, Large Market


Overall Excellence
KIRO-FM, Seattle, WA
NEWS TALK 97.3 KIRO-FM

Breaking News Coverage
KIRO-FM, Seattle, WA
Downtown Seattle Shootout

Continuing Coverage
KIRO-FM, Seattle, WA
Boeing Machinists On Strike

Feature Reporting
KIRO-FM, Seattle, WA
Pint-sized Disc Jockey

Feature: Hard News
KIRO-FM, Seattle, WA
Homeless Hotel

Investigative Reporting
KIRO-FM, Seattle, WA
Dead Right

News Documentary
KUOW, Seattle, WA
A Village Away From Home

News Series
KUOW-FM, Seattle, WA
State of Execution

Newscast
KIRO-FM, Seattle, WA
AM Drive, "Collapse of WaMu"

Sports Reporting
KIRO-FM, Seattle, WA
Olympic Mom

Use of Sound - Radio only
KOMO-AM, Seattle, WA
Urban Soundscape

Web site
KIRO-FM, Seattle, WA

Writing
KOMO-AM, Seattle, WA
Corwin Haeck

Radio, Small Market

News Series
KPBX-FM, Spokane, WA
Native American Healthcare

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence

KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA
KIRO-TV Overall Excellence

Breaking News Coverage
KGW, Portland, OR
Vancouver Tornado Touches Down

Continuing Coverage
KGW, Portland, OR
Arctic Blast 2009

Feature Reporting
KOMO TV, Seattle, WA
Wish List

Feature: Hard News
KOMO TV, Seattle, WA
Spy in Your Pocket

Investigative Reporting
KOMO TV, Seattle, WA
Missing School Equipment

News Documentary
KOMO TV, Seattle, WA
Problem Solver Voter Guide

News Series
KATU-TV, Portland, OR
Fight for Faith

Newscast
KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA
KIRO-7 Eyewitness News at 6pm

Sports Reporting
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA
Jayshaun the Phenom

Videography - TV only
KIRO-TV, Seattle, WA
Seattle's Murals: Pride, History, Heritage

Web site
KOMO, Seattle, WA

Writing
KOMO-TV, Seattle, WA
Eric Johnson, Writing

Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KREM, Spokane, WA
KREM 2 News

Breaking News Coverage
KTVB-TV, Boise, ID
Pet Rescue

Continuing Coverage
KTVB-TV, Boise, ID
Boise Inferno

Feature Reporting
KTVB-TV, Boise, ID
Kidnapped and Shot

Feature: Hard News
KTVB-TV, Boise, ID
3 Yr Old Survivor of Mid-Air Collision

News Documentary
Idaho Public Television, Boise, ID
Barbara Morgan: No Limits

News Series
KTUU, Anchorage, AK
Crisis on the Yukon

Newscast
KREM, Spokane, WA
KREM 2 News

Sports Reporting
KREM, Spokane, WA
Team St. Luke's

Videography - TV only
KTVB-TV, Boise, ID
Oregon Trail Wagon Man

Web site
KREM, Spokane, WA

REGION 2

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KCBS-AM, San Francisco, CA
KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM

Breaking News Coverage
KGO AM, San Francisco, CA
Northern California on Fire

Continuing Coverage
KCBS-AM, San Francisco, CA
Gay Marriage

Feature Reporting
KGO AM, San Francisco, CA
Spotlight on a Cure: Heather Rios

Feature: Hard News
KGO AM, San Francisco, CA
American Dream: Evicted

Investigative Reporting
Capital Public Radio (KXJZ), Sacramento, CA
A Different Kind of Drug Problem

News Documentary
KCBS-AM, San Francisco, CA
Frantic for Food

News Series
KPCC, Pasadena, CA
Gay Marriage

Newscast
KCBS-AM, San Francisco, CA
KCBS 5PM News

Sports Reporting
KGO AM, San Francisco, CA
Pitching BART

Use of Sound - Radio only
KGO AM, San Francisco, CA
Concow Fire

Writing
KGO AM, San Francisco, CA
American Dream: Evicted

Radio, Small Market

Breaking News Coverage
KCLU, Thousand Oaks, CA
Sesnon Fire Live

Continuing Coverage
KCLU, Thousand Oaks, CA
Tea Brushfire Hits Santa Barbara County

Feature Reporting
KCLU, Thousand Oaks, CA
Miracle Baby

Feature: Hard News
KCSN-FM, Northridge, CA
Home Foreclosure Crisis

News Documentary
KSAK-FM, Walnut, CA
A Voice In Your Life

News Series
KSAK-FM, Walnut, CA
Worldview: Oceania Checklist 2008 (Parts 1 and 2)

Newscast
KCSN-FM, Northridge, CA
The Evening Update

Sports Reporting
KCLU, Thousand Oaks, CA
Dallas Cowboys Final Roundup

Use of Sound - Radio only
KSAK-FM, Walnut, CA
Sense on the Dollar: The Difference Between Green and Stupid

Writing
KCLU, Thousand Oaks, CA
Derby Darlings

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KPIX, San Francisco, CA
CBS 5 Eyewitness News

Breaking News Coverage
KTTV-TV, Los Angeles, CA
Metrolink Collision

Continuing Coverage
KCBS/KCAL TV, Studio City, CA
November Wildfires

Feature: Hard News
KNBC NEWS, Burbank, CA
Fighting for a Claim

Investigative Reporting
KGO-TV, San Francisco, CA
Muni Tapes

News Documentary
KCET-TV, Los Angeles, CA
Inside Locke High

News Series
KPIX-TV, San Francisco, CA
Assignment Africa

Newscast
KPIX, San Francisco, CA
CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 11

Sports Reporting
KVBC-TV, Las Vegas, NV
Back from Beijing

Videography - TV only
KTVU-TV, Oakland, CA
A Real Car

Web site
KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, NV

Writing
KMEX-34, Los Angeles, CA
Cosechando Penas (Harvesting Pains)

Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KGMB9-TV, Honolulu, HI
KGMB9

Breaking News Coverage
KPSP-TV, Thousand Palms, CA
Mother Pleads With Son During Standoff

Continuing Coverage
KGET-TV, Bakersfield, CA
Boy Scouts Scandal

Feature Reporting
KESQ-TV, Palm Desert, CA
Steam Power

Feature: Hard News
KGET-TV, Bakersfield, CA
Anna Jean's Story

Investigative Reporting
KGMB9-TV, Honolulu, HI
Sleeping Pilots Investigation

News Documentary
KBAK/KBFX-TV, Bakersfield, CA
The War Within

Newscast
KFSN-TV, Fresno, CA
Action News at Six

Sports Reporting
KESQ-TV, Palm Desert, CA
Racquetballer to Rock'n'Roller

Videography - TV only
KESQ-TV, Palm Desert, CA
Steam Train

Web site
KGMB-TV, Honolulu, HI

REGION 3

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KSL Newsradio, Salt Lake City, UT
KSL Newsradio-2008

Breaking News Coverage
KSL Newsradio, Salt Lake City, UT
Refugee Girl Kidnapped

Continuing Coverage
KTAR-FM, Phoenix, AZ
State Of The Economy 2008

Feature Reporting
KOA-AM, Denver, CO
Swingers

Feature: Hard News
KSL Newsradio, Salt Lake City, UT
The Dangers of Energy Drinks

Investigative Reporting
KSL Newsradio, Salt Lake City, UT
Killer Prescriptions

News Documentary
KSL Newsradio, Salt Lake City, UT
The Life and Legacy of President Gordon B. Hinckley

News Series
KUER, Salt Lake City, UT
A Place to Call Home

Newscast
KOA-AM, Denver, CO
7am Newscast

Sports Reporting
KJZZ-FM, Tempe, AZ
A 60-Something College Tennis Champ

Use of Sound - Radio only
KOA-AM, Denver, CO
High Altitude Rescue

Web site
KSL Newsradio, Salt Lake City, UT

Writing
KJZZ-FM, Tempe, AZ
Foreclosures and Disclosures

Radio, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KNAU-FM, Flagstaff, AZ
KNAU - Arizona Public Radio

Breaking News Coverage
KUNC-FM, Greeley, CO
Windsor Tornado

Continuing Coverage
KNAU-FM, Flagstaff, AZ
Crash Over Flagstaff

Feature Reporting
KNAU-FM, Flagstaff, AZ
School of Rock

Feature: Hard News
KUNC-FM, Greeley, CO
Latino Voter Registration Push

News Series
KNAU-FM, Flagstaff, AZ
Poverty with a View

Sports Reporting
KNAU-FM, Flagstaff, AZ
Paraplegic Climber Attempts Kiliminjaro

Use of Sound - Radio only
KNAU-FM, Flagstaff, AZ
ATV-related deaths on the rise in northern Arizona

Writing
KNAU-FM, Flagstaff, AZ
Middle School Rockers, Mature Workers & the Growing Homeless

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KUSA-TV, Denver, CO
9NEWS: Colorado's News Leader

Breaking News Coverage
KCNC-TV, Denver, CO
Windsor Tornado

Continuing Coverage
KUSA-TV, Denver, CO
Windsor Tornado

Feature Reporting
KUSA-TV, Denver, CO
From Barney to Barry

Feature: Hard News
KUSA-TV, Denver, CO
I Regret to Inform You...

Investigative Reporting
KPHO-TV, Phoenix, AZ
Jail Death Investigation

News Documentary
KUSA-TV, Denver, CO
Reaching Rwanda

News Series
KUTV-TV, Salt Lake City, UT
Panhandled

Newscast
KCNC-TV, Denver, CO
CBS4 at 10 - Continental 1404 Crash

Sports Reporting
KUSA-TV, Denver, CO
Lawnchair Quarterback

Videography - TV only
KUSA-TV, Denver, CO
Scholl Videography

Web site
KCNC-TV, Denver, CO

Writing
KUSA-TV, Denver, CO
Vanderveen Writing Composite

Television, Small Market

Continuing Coverage
KOLD, Tucson, AZ
Puppy Bust

Feature Reporting
KOLD-TV, Tucson, AZ
Animal Defenders: Horse Slaughter

Investigative Reporting
KOAA-TV, Colorado Springs, CO
D.A. Drinks & Drives

Newscast
KOLD, Tucson, AZ
KOLD NEWS 13

Sports Reporting
KKTV, Colorado Springs, CO
Emily's Uphill Climb

REGION 4

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
WUWM-FM, Milwaukee, WI
WUWM Staff

Breaking News Coverage
WCCO-AM, Minneapolis, MN
Republican Convention Protests

Continuing Coverage
WUWM-FM, Milwaukee, WI
Floods of 2008

Feature Reporting
WUWM-FM, Milwaukee, WI
The Happy Fisherman

Feature: Hard News
WUWM-FM, Milwaukee, WI
Humane Society Closes Puppy Mill

Investigative Reporting
WTMJ-AM, Milwaukee, WI
Paying Milwaukee's Wheel Tax...in Greenfield

Newscast
WTMJ-AM, Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin's Morning News

News Documentary
KNOW-FM, St. Paul, MN
Minnesota Slowdown

Sports Reporting
WUWM-FM, Milwaukee, WI
Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities

Use of Sound - Radio only
WTMJ-AM, Milwaukee, WI
The Family that Scares Together...

Radio, Small Market

Breaking News Coverage
KFGO, Fargo, ND
Avalanche

Continuing Coverage
KUSD-FM, Vermillion, SD
Abortion Ban Ballot Measure

Feature: Hard News
Prairie Public, Bismarck, ND
Hillary - Delegates

Investigative Reporting
KUSD-FM, Vermillion, SD
Power Tec

Newscast
WHBY-AM, Appleton, WI
News at Noon

News Series
WHBY-AM, Appleton, WI
Chlamydia: A Growing Health Concern

Sports Reporting
KUSD-FM, Vermillion, SD
Mackenzie Casey

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KARE-TV, Minneapolis, MN
A Year of Change

Breaking News Coverage
WISN-TV, Milwaukee, WI
January Tornadoes

Continuing Coverage
KARE-TV, Minneapolis, MN
2008 Republican National Convention

Feature Reporting
KARE-TV, Minneapolis, MN
"Duck in a Truck"

Feature: Hard News
KARE-TV, Minneapolis, MN
Abbey's Legacy

Investigative Reporting
KARE-TV, Minneapolis, MN
U of M Children's Hospital

Newscast
KARE-TV, Minneapolis, MN
KARE 11 News at 10PM

News Series
KARE-TV, Minneapolis, MN
Surviving the Economy

Sports Reporting
KARE-TV, Minneapolis, MN
Swimming Lessons

Videography - TV only
KARE-TV, Minneapolis, MN
Courage to Sail On

Web site
WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, MN

Writing
KARE-TV, Minneapolis, MN
Boyd Huppert Compilation

Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
WISC-TV, Madison, WI
WISC News 3

Breaking News Coverage
WISC-TV, Madison, WI
Lake Delton Draining

Continuing Coverage
WISC-TV, Madison, WI
Mishandled 911 Call Fallout

Feature: Hard News
WDIO-TV, Duluth, MN
A Mother's Mission

Feature Reporting
WDIO-TV, Duluth, MN
Sophia's Story

Investigative Reporting
WSAW-TV, Wausau, WI
Secrets in Shawano

News Documentary
WISC-TV, Madison, WI
Shades of Green: A Primetime Special

News Series
WISC-TV, Madison, WI
Liliana: A Shaken Baby Survivor

Newscast
WISC-TV, Madison, WI
News 3 at 10

Sports Reporting
WBAY, Green Bay, WI
Tackle a Tower

Videography - TV only
WDIO-TV, Duluth, MN
Hawk Ridge Up North

Web site
KELO-TV, Sioux Falls, SD

REGION 5

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KMOX, St. Louis, MO
KMOX 2008

Breaking News Coverage
KMOX, St. Louis, MO
Kirkwood City Hall Shooting

Continuing Coverage
KMOX, St. Louis, MO
The Floods of 2008

Feature Reporting
KWMU, St. Louis, MO
Old School Wrestling

Feature: Hard News
KMOX, St. Louis, MO
Garden of Innocence

Investigative Reporting
KMOX, St. Louis, MO
They Will Stop at Nothing: Child Predators

News Documentary
KMOX, St. Louis, MO
They Will Stop at Nothing: Child Predators

News Series
KWMU, St. Louis, MO
Gangs of North St. Louis

Newscast
KMOX, St. Louis, MO
Newscast 8 a.m. 2/8/08

Radio, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KBIA-FM, Columbia, MO
KBIA News 2008

Breaking News Coverage
KFDI-FM, Wichita, KS
Kansas Weather

Continuing Coverage
KFDI-FM, Wichita, KS
KFDI Vote '08

Feature Reporting
KBIA-FM, Columbia, MO
Dumpster Diva

Feature: Hard News
KBIA-FM, Columbia, MO
Rural Healthcare Project

Investigative Reporting
KSMU-FM, Springfield, MO
Life in a Heavy Manufacturing Zone

News Series
KBIA-FM, Columbia, MO
Living Green in Mid Missouri

Newscast
WHO-AM, Des Moines, IA
12:30 News

Use of Sound - Radio only
KBIA-FM, Columbia, MO
Veterans Day

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO
KSDK Compilation

Breaking News Coverage
KMOV-TV, St. Louis, MO
Kirkwood Massacre

Continuing Coverage
KMBC-TV, Kansas City, MO
Cameron Brain Tumors

Feature Reporting
KCTV, Fairway, KS
Precious Doe

Feature: Hard News
KMOV-TV, St. Louis, MO
China Meds

Investigative Reporting
KCTV, Kansas City, MO
Airline Insecurity

Newscast
KCTV, Kansas City, MO
KCTV 10 p.m. News

Sports Reporting
KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO
Challenger Baseball

Writing
KSDK-TV, St. Louis, MO
Mike Bush Stories

Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA
NewsChannel 8 Overall Excellence

Breaking News Coverage
KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA
He's A Lucky Boy

Continuing Coverage
KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids, IA
KCRG-TV9 Flood of 2008

Feature Reporting
KOMU, Columbia, MO
Magic Tree

Feature: Hard News
WHO-TV, Des Moines, IA
Picture of Healing

Investigative Reporting
KGAN-TV, Cedar Rapids, IA
Poisoned Promises

News Documentary
KWWL-TV, Waterloo, IA
Rising Waters

News Series
KETV-TV, Omaha, NE
Shaken Babies, Shattered Lives

Newscast
KCCI-TV, Des Moines, IA
NewsChannel 8 at 6

Sports Reporting
WHO-TV, Des Moines, IA
Little League Meets Negro League

Videography - TV only
KOMU-TV, Columbia, MO
Scott Schaefer Compilation

Writing
KCRG-TV9, Cedar Rapids, IA
Hinkle Compilation 2008

REGION 6

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KUT-FM, Austin, TX
KUT Overall Excellence

Breaking News Coverage
KRLD-AM, Dallas, TX
Tornadoes Hit North Texas

Continuing Coverage
KUT-FM, Austin, TX
West Texas Compound Raid and Aftermath

Feature Reporting
KSTX-FM, San Antonio, TX
Student Reporters Cover Campus Fire

Feature: Hard News
WBAP-AM, Arlington, TX
Wind Turbines

News Documentary
KUT 90.5, Austin, TX
Amazing Grace: The Story of Willie Nelson

News Series
KUHF, Houston, TX
Moody Park Riot

Sports Reporting
KUT-FM, Austin, TX
Austin Baseball Anniversary

Use of Sound - Radio only
KSTX-FM, San Antonio, TX
Young Gardners Take Root

Radio, Small Market

Feature Reporting
KCCU, Lawton, OK
Oklahomans Remember 9/11

Feature: Hard News
KCCU, Lawton, OK
A Community Recovers

Use of Sound - Radio only
KCCU, Lawton, OK
Ham It Up!

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KHOU-TV, Houston, TX
KHOU-TV Overall Excellence

Breaking News Coverage
KWTV, Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma Tornadoes

Continuing Coverage
KHOU-TV, Houston, TX
Hurricane Ike

Feature Reporting
KRIV-TV, Houston, TX
"Rusty's Ranch"

Feature: Hard News
KHOU-TV, Houston, TX
Slaughtergate

Investigative Reporting
KTVT-TV, Fort Worth, TX
DFW Airport Spending Investigation

News Documentary
KXAS, Fort Worth, TX
Sam's Story: One Child's Miracle

News Series
KHOU-TV, Houston, TX
A Dangerous Lesson

Newscast
KXAS, Fort Worth, TX
NBC 5 News at 10:00 p.m.

Sports Reporting
WFAA-TV, Dallas, TX
The Beauty of Luke

Videography - TV only
KTXA, Ft Worth, TX
Dragon Fever

Web site
KHOU-TV, Houston, TX

Writing
KHOU-TV, Houston, TX
"Write This! Jeremy Desel 2009

Television, Small Market

Breaking News Coverage
KTUL-TV, Tulsa, OK
Apartment Fire

Feature Reporting
KOKI-TV, Tulsa, OK
Bit by Bit

Feature: Hard News
KRGV TV, Weslaco, TX
Gunrunner Speaks

Investigative Reporting
KRGV TV, Weslaco, TX
RGV-DME Investigation

News Series
KOKI-TV, Tulsa, OK
Pickwick Arms

Newscast
KFDM TV, Beaumont, TX
Hurricane Ike Hits Southeast Texas

Sports Reporting
KXII-TV, Sherman, TX
The Sherman-Denison Twins: Young and Old

Videography - TV only
KTUL-TV, Tulsa, OK
A Day In The Life Of Animal Control

Writing
KOKI-TV, Tulsa, OK
Janna Clark "On the Road"

REGION 7

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
WBBM-AM, Chicago, IL
WBBM Newsradio 780

Breaking News Coverage
WGN-AM, Chicago, IL
Terror on Campus

Continuing Coverage
WCPN-FM, Cleveland, OH
Stories from the Line

Feature Reporting
WBEZ-FM, Chicago, IL
Jesse Jackson Jr. Sparks Group Hug in Denver

Feature: Hard News
WBBM-AM, Chicago, IL
Our Lady of the Angels

Investigative Reporting
WBEZ-FM, Chicago, IL
Addolfo Davis

News Documentary
WBEZ-FM, Chicago, IL
Death's Footprint

News Series
WJR-AM, Detroit, MI
American Nightmare: Detroit Foreclosed

Newscast
WLW, Cincinnati, OH
8am Newscast

Sports Reporting
WBEZ-FM, Chicago, IL
Lee Elia

Use of Sound - Radio only
WBEZ-FM, Chicago, IL
Potholes

Web site
WBBM-AM, Chicago, IL

Writing
WBEZ-FM, Chicago, IL
"Jesse Jackson Jr. Sparks Group Hug in Denver," and "Obama Rally Tickets," by Ben Calhoun

Radio, Small Market

Overall Excellence
WJBC, Bloomington, IL
WJBC 2008 - The Voice of Mclean County

Breaking News Coverage
WTAX-AM, Springfield, IL
Earthquake 4-18-08

Continuing Coverage
WAKR-AM, Akron, OH
Bobby Cutt, Jr. Trial

Feature Reporting
WNIN-FM, Evansville, IN
Being Creative: What Does It Mean?

Feature: Hard News
WGLT-FM, Normal, IL
Fighting Foreclosure

Investigative Reporting
WAKR-AM, Akron, OH
Bungalo 5 & Hot Spots

News Documentary
WIUM/WIUW, Macomb, IL
Small Towns Battle The Big River

News Series
WGLT-FM, Normal, IL
The Voices of Poverty

Newscast
WJBC, Bloomington, IL
WJBC News

Sports Reporting
WGLT-FM, Normal, IL
Long Driver

Use of Sound - Radio only
WIUM/WIUW, Macomb, IL
From the Field to the Kitchen to the Plate

Web site
WAKR-AM, Akron, OH

Writing
WGLT-FM, Normal, IL
Charlie Schlenker Compilation

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH
WBNS 10TV News HD

Breaking News Coverage
WTHR, Indianapolis, IN
Officer Down

Continuing Coverage
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH
Ohio Attorney General:

Feature Reporting
WFLD-TV, Chicago, IL
Through the Lens of Loss

Feature: Hard News
WTHR, Indianapolis, IN
Mama Sara Obama

Investigative Reporting
WFLD-TV, Chicago, IL
Contingency Fund

News Documentary
WDIV-TV, Detroit, MI
Fuel's Gold

News Series
WJW-TV, Cleveland, OH
Nine Minutes in October Series

Newscast
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH
WBNS 10TV News

Sports Reporting
WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, MI
Corey Gahan

Videography - TV only
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH
Lima Company: A Portrait of Service

Web site
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH

Writing
WBNS-TV, Columbus, OH
Lindsey Seavert

Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
WTOL-TV, Toledo, OH
WTOL-TV

Continuing Coverage
WNDU-TV, South Bend, IN
Who's Watching the Animals?

Feature Reporting
WHIO-TV, Dayton, OH
Cowboy Church

Feature: Hard News
WTOL-TV, Toledo, OH
Lake Erie Plane Crash

Investigative Reporting
WTOL-TV, Toledo, OH
Cancer Cluster

News Documentary
WWTV, Cadillac, MI
Through the Eyes of Our Fathers: A Northern Michigan Tribute to our World War Two Veterans

News Series
WTOL-TV, Toledo, OH
Deadly Encounter

Newscast
WTOL-TV, Toledo, OH
WTOL News Your Morning

Videography - TV only
WNDU-TV, South Bend, IN
Yes He Can

Writing
WICS, Springfield, IL
Andrew Tanielian

REGION 8

Radio, Large Market

Continuing Coverage
WFAE-FM, Charlotte, NC
2008 Election

Feature Reporting
WFDD, Winston-Salem, NC
Ola Mae Graduates

Feature: Hard News
WFAE-FM, Charlotte, NC
Episcopal Splits

News Series
WFAE-FM, Charlotte, NC
The Buffalo-Charlotte Connection

Sports Reporting
WFAE-FM, Charlotte, NC
NFL Fines & Rough Play

Use of Sound - Radio only
WFAE-FM, Charlotte, NC
Roller Derby

Radio, Small Market

Breaking News Coverage
WCHS-AM, Charleston, WV
Bayer CropScience Explosion

News Documentary
WKYU-FM, Bowling Green, KY
The Politics of Comedy: No Laughing Matter

News Series
WUOT-FM, Knoxville, TN
My Life. My Vote.

Newscast
WMST-AM, Mount Sterling, KY
Gateway Regional News at 5

Writing
WUOT-FM, Knoxville, TN
WUOT-FM Writing Compilation 2008

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
WHAS-TV, Louisville, KY
WHAS-TV Station Excellence

Continuing Coverage
WLKY-TV, Louisville, KY
Family Matters

Feature Reporting
WXII-TV, Winston Salem, NC
Santa's Surprise

Feature: Hard News
WTVD-TV, Durham, NC
Tornado Survivor

Investigative Reporting
WHAS-TV, Louisville, KY
Robert Felner Investigation

News Documentary
WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC
Love Child

Newscast
WLKY-TV, Louisville, KY
6pm News-Windstorm

Videography - TV only
WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC
Geof Levine - Photojournalist

Web site
WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC

Writing
WRAL-TV, Raleigh, NC
Scott Mason Writing

Television, Small Market

Breaking News Coverage
WATE-TV, Knoxville, TN
Central High Shooting

Continuing Coverage
WKYT-TV, Lexington, KY
Marco Chapman Execution

Feature Reporting
WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC
Turning Back Time

Feature: Hard News
WRDW-TV, North Augusta, SC
Scared Sober

Investigative Reporting
WRDW-TV, North Augusta, SC
Dent's Undertaking Establishment

News Documentary
WCIV-TV, Mount Pleasant, SC
Charleston 9: One Year Later

News Series
WATE-TV, Knoxville, TN
Questioning CoverTN

Newscast
WKYT-TV, Lexington, KY
27 NEWSFIRST at 6:00

Writing
WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC
Ashley Yarchin Writing

REGION 9

Radio, Large Market

Continuing Coverage
Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Jackson, MS
Hurricane Gustav Coverage

Feature Reporting
Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Jackson, MS
Angel Boxes

Feature: Hard News
Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Jackson, MS
Autism in Mississippi

News Series
Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Jackson, MS
Mississippi soldiers suffer from PTSD

Use of Sound - Radio only
Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Jackson, MS
B B King

Radio, Small Market

Overall Excellence
WUAL-FM, Tuscaloosa, AL
Overall Excellence

Breaking News Coverage
WWL AM & FM, New Orleans, LA
Hurricane Gustav

Continuing Coverage
WWL AM & FM, New Orleans, LA
Gustav bears down on Katrina's anniversary

Feature Reporting
WMSI-FM, Jackson, MS
"An Oil Well in My Own Backyard"

Feature: Hard News
WMSI-FM, Jackson, MS
"Pump Inspector"

News Series
WUAL-FM, Tuscaloosa, AL
Methamphetamine: A Community Epidemic

Newscast
WZZK-FM, Birmingham, AL
9:30am news

Use of Sound - Radio only
WMSI-FM, Jackson, MS
An Oil Well in My Own Backyard

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
WBMA-TV, Birmingham, AL
ABC33/40

News Documentary
WBMA-TV, Birmingham, AL
Looking Back - Moving Forward

Newscast
WBMA-TV, Birmingham, AL
October 14, 2008 5:00pm Newscast

Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KATV-TV, Little Rock, AR
KATV Overall Excellence

Continuing Coverage
KTHV-TV, Little Rock, AR
Tony Alamo

Feature Reporting
WWL-TV, New Orleans, LA
Boat Builder

Feature: Hard News
WWL-TV, New Orleans, LA
Katrina Angel Tree

Investigative Reporting
WWL-TV, New Orleans, LA
NOAH Housing Investigation

News Documentary
KATV-TV, Little Rock, AR
WM3 Justice Served?

News Series
WKRG-TV, Mobile, AL
Putting It In Park

Newscast
KHBS/KHOG, Fort Smith, AR
40/29 Newscast

Sports Reporting
WALA-TV, Mobile, AL
Challenger Field

Videography - TV only
KTHV-TV, Little Rock, AR
Trapshooting 101

REGION 10

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
WBUR-FM, Boston, MA
WBUR-FM 2008

Breaking News Coverage
WBUR-FM, Boston, MA
Senator Wilkerson Arrested

Continuing Coverage
WBUR-FM, Boston, MA
Conventions

Feature Reporting
WBUR-FM, Boston, MA
Singing Transporter

Feature: Hard News
WBUR-FM, Boston, MA
Foreclosure Suicide

Investigative Reporting
WBUR-FM, Boston, MA
Food Stamps

News Documentary
WBUR-FM, Boston, MA
The Doctor Can't See You Now

News Series
WBUR-FM, Boston, MA
Vanishing Middle Class

Newscast
WBUR-FM, Boston, MA
Newscast 08-27-2008

Writing
WBUR-FM, Boston, MA
Foreclosure Suicide

Radio, Small Market

Overall Excellence
WVPS-FM, Colchester, VT
Overall Excellence

Breaking News Coverage
WATD-FM, Marshfield, MA
Scituate House Explosion

Continuing Coverage
WVPS-FM, Colchester, VT
Brooke Bennett Murder Coverage

Feature Reporting
WVPS-FM, Colchester, VT
Meghann Cline

Feature: Hard News
WVPS-FM, Colchester, VT
Burton Snowboard Controversy

Investigative Reporting
WVPS-FM, Colchester, VT
Asbestos Mine Waste Problem

News Documentary
WVPS-FM, Colchester, VT
Those CCC Boys

News Series
WCAI, Woods Hole, MA
Fresh Water Salt Water

Newscast
WATD-FM, Marshfield, MA
The WATD Midday Report

Use of Sound - Radio only
WVPS-FM, Colchester, VT
Oxen Exam

Web site
WVPS-FM, Colchester, VT

Writing
WVPS-FM, Colchester, VT
Anatomy of a Press Conference

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
WMUR TV, Manchester, NH
WMUR News 9

Breaking News Coverage
WMUR TV, Manchester, NH
Tornado Strikes

Continuing Coverage
WCVB-TV, Needham, MA
Ice Storm

Feature Reporting
NECN, Newton, MA
Sperm Donor Siblings

Feature: Hard News
WHDH-TV, Boston, MA
Flight Risk

Investigative Reporting
NECN, Newton, MA
The Forgotten Fire

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

Newscast
WMUR TV, Manchester, NH
WMUR News 9 Tonight

Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
News 12 CT, Norwalk, CT
News 12 CT

Breaking News Coverage
WMTW-TV, Auburn, ME
Maine Flooding

Continuing Coverage
WMTW-TV, Auburn, ME
Ice Storm '08

Feature Reporting
News 12 CT, Norwalk, CT
Plastic Bag Bags

Feature: Hard News
News 12 CT, Norwalk, CT
Prescription Problem

News Documentary
WSHM-TV, Springfield, MA
The New England Hurricane

News Series
WGME-TV, Portland, ME
The China Journey

Sports Reporting
News 12 CT, Norwalk, CT
Hockey Nerd

Videography - TV only
News 12 CT, Norwalk, CT
Christopher Wood Composite

Web site
WJAR-TV, Cranston, RI

Writing
News 12 CT, Norwalk, CT
David Springer Writing Composite

REGION 11

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
WCBS-AM, New York, NY
WCBS-AM News Team

Breaking News Coverage
WCBS-AM, New York, NY
NYC Crane Collapse

Continuing Coverage
WCBS-AM, New York, NY
The Fall Of Eliot Spitzer

Feature Reporting
WNYC, New York, NY
Read A Book

Feature: Hard News
WNYC, New York, NY
Stagecrafting the War

News Documentary
KYW-AM, Philadelphia, PA
Attacking Philadelphia's Dropout Problem

News Series
Bloomberg Radio WBBR-AM, New York, NY
Wall Street Meltdown: The Lay-Offs

Newscast
WCBS-AM, New York, NY
The Eliot Spitzer Scandal

Sports Reporting
WCBS-AM, New York, NY
The Definition Of Sportsmanship

Use of Sound - Radio only
WFUV-FM, Bronx, NY
Mr. John

Web site
KYW-AM, Philadelphia, PA

Writing
WNYC, New York, NY
War of the Worlds

Radio, Small Market

Overall Excellence
WITF-FM, Harrisburg, PA
The Best of WITF News 2008

Breaking News Coverage
WGY-AM, Latham, NY
Capital Region Ice Storm

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

Feature Reporting
WITF-FM, Harrisburg, PA
Quo Vadis Days

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

News Series
WITF-FM, Harrisburg, PA
Impact of War

Newscast
WITF-FM, Harrisburg, PA
WITF News

Sports Reporting
WSLU, Canton, NY
Native Americans in Baseball's Past and Present

Use of Sound - Radio only
WPSU-FM, University Park, PA
Jumping Frogs of Potter County

Web site
WSLU-FM, Canton, NY

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KYW-TV, Philadelphia, PA
CBS 3 Eyewitness News

Breaking News Coverage
KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, PA
FBI Agent Killed

Continuing Coverage
WHP-TV, Harrisburg, PA
Harrisburg's Hall of Shame

Feature: Hard News
WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh, PA
Seniors and Poverty

Investigative Reporting
WABC-TV, New York, NY
Track Inspections: Off The Rail

News Documentary
WNBC-TV, New York, NY
The Legacy of Yankee Stadium

News Series
WXTV 41/Univision, Teaneck, NJ
Dominican Republic Political Profiles

Newscast
KDKA-TV, Pittsburgh, PA
KDKA-TV News at 5

Sports Reporting
News 12 Long Island, Woodbury, NY
Chasing A Dream

Videography - TV only
WXTV 41/Univision, Teaneck, NJ
Seminary Profile

Web site
Myfoxphilly.com, Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia Police Beating Tape

Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
WSYR-TV, Syracuse, NY
WSYR-TV Overall Excellence

Breaking News Coverage
WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, NY
190 Standoff

Continuing Coverage
WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, NY
Tim Russert

Feature Reporting
News 12 Hudson Valley, Yonkers, NY
Worlds Oldest Barber

Feature: Hard News
WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, NY
Kevin Everett: Minute by Minute

Investigative Reporting
News 12 Westchester, Yonkers, NY
Raceway Casino Probe

News Documentary
Mountain Lake PBS, Plattsburgh, NY
Mission of Hope: A North Country Helping Hand

News Series
News 12 Westchester, Yonkers, NY
The Race to Space

Newscast
WHEC-TV, Rochester, NY
News 10NBC @ 5

Sports Reporting
WXXA-TV, Albany, NY
Special Coach

Videography - TV only
WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, NY
Andy DeSantis Composite

Web site
WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, NY
WGRZ.com

Writing
WGRZ-TV, Buffalo, NY
Matt Pearl Composite

REGION 12

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
WTOP-FM, Washington, DC

Breaking News Coverage
WTOP-FM, Washington, DC
A River on River Road

Continuing Coverage
WBAL-AM, Baltimore, MD
Unconventional Convention Coverage

Feature Reporting
WTOP-FM, Washington, DC
Fruitcake Must Die!

Feature: Hard News
WTOP-FM, Washington, DC
Hidden Hunter

Investigative Reporting
WTOP-FM, Washington, DC
Deadbeat Feds

News Documentary
WTOP-FM, Washington, DC
Sleep Matters

News Series
WTOP-FM, Washington, DC
The Loneliest Disease

Newscast
WTOP-FM, Washington, DC
7am News

Sports Reporting
WBAL-AM, Baltimore, MD
Get Me To The Track On Time

Use of Sound - Radio only
WTOP-FM, Washington, DC
Cathedral Bells

Web site
WTOP-FM, Washington, DC

Writing
WTOP-FM, Washington, DC
Core Values (by Chris Core)

Radio, Small Market

Overall Excellence
WDEL-AM, Wilmington, DE

Breaking News Coverage
WRVA-AM, Richmond, VA
Building Collapse

Continuing Coverage
WRVA-AM, Richmond, VA
Swing State

Feature Reporting
WVTF, Roanoke, VA
Dinner in the Dark

Feature: Hard News
WFLS-FM, Fredericksburg, VA
In the Line of Duty

News Documentary
WFLS-FM, Fredericksburg, VA
Focus: Report from Kuwait

Newscast
WDEL-AM, Wilmington, DE
Delaware's Morning News

Sports Reporting
WFLS-FM, Fredericksburg, VA
Rudy

Use of Sound - Radio only
WJMA-FM CULPEPER/ORANGE, Orange, VA
Montpelier Races

Web site
WDEL-AM, Wilmington, DE

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
WJLA-TV, Washington, DC

Breaking News Coverage
WJLA-TV, Washington, DC
Maryland Twister

Continuing Coverage
WAVY-TV 10, Portsmouth, VA
Suffolk Tornado

Feature Reporting
WTTG-TV, Washington, DC
Mrs. Jones Basement

Feature: Hard News
WTTG-TV, Washington, DC
Farm Fight

Investigative Reporting
WTTG-TV, Washington, DC
Calls for Help

News Documentary
WJLA-TV, Washinton, DC
Project Immigration

News Series
WAVY-TV, Portsmouth, VA
Deportation Dilemma

Newscast
WJLA-TV, Washington, DC
5PM Newscast

Sports Reporting
WJLA-TV, Washington, DC
Parkour

Videography - TV only
WTTG-TV, Washington, DC
ING Composite

Web site
WTTG FOX 5, Washington, DC
myfoxdc.com

Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
WBOC-TV, Salisbury, MD

Breaking News Coverage
WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA
Plane Crashes Into House

Continuing Coverage
WDBJ, Roanoke, VA
Randall Lee Smith's Return

Feature Reporting
WTVR-TV, Richmond, VA
Virginia's Heroes

Feature: Hard News
WDBJ, Roanoke, VA
Officer Lawrence

Investigative Reporting
WDBJ, Roanoke, VA
Instant Audit

REGION 13

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
WSB-AM, Atlanta, GA
News/Talk 750 WSB

Breaking News Coverage
WSB-AM, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Tornado

Continuing Coverage
WABE-FM, Atlanta, GA
Fulton County 911 Death

Feature Reporting
WSB-AM, Atlanta, GA
The Varsity at 80

Feature: Hard News
WSB-AM, Atlanta, GA
Waffle House Museum

News Series
Florida Public Radio, Tallahassee, FL
Recovery Capital of America

Newscast
WSB-AM, Atlanta, GA
Atlanta's Morning News

Use of Sound - Radio only
WABE-FM, Atlanta, GA
Water Aerobics

Radio, Small Market

Breaking News Coverage
WRUF-AM, Gainesville, FL
Tropical Storm Fay

Continuing Coverage
WUFT-FM, Gainesville, FL
U-F Budget Woes

Feature Reporting
WGCU FM, Ft. Myers, FL
Laptops

Feature: Hard News
WUFT-FM, Gainesville, FL
Haile Plantation Rape

Investigative Reporting
WGPB-FM, Rome, GA
The Chemical In the Conasauga

News Series
WGCU-FM, Fort Myers, FL
Smoking Cessation Series

Newscast
WGAC-AM, Augusta, GA
6:00AM News

Sports Reporting
WGCU-FM, Fort Myers, FL
All Stars

Television, Large Market

Breaking News Coverage
WFTS-TV, Tampa, FL
Disaster on I-4

Continuing Coverage
WFOR-TV, Miami, FL
Close Calls

Feature: Hard News
WXIA-TV/WATL-TV, Atlanta, GA
Joan White

Investigative Reporting
WTVT-TV, Tampa, FL
Small Town Justice

News Series
WTLV/WJXX, Jacksonville, FL
Remembering Maddie

Newscast
WAGA-TV, Atlanta, GA
FOX 5 News at 6

Web site
WFOR-TV, Miami, FL

Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
WSAV-TV, Savannah, GA
WSAV

Breaking News Coverage
WBBH-TV, Fort Myers, FL
Golden Gate Brush Fire

Continuing Coverage
WMAZ-TV, Macon, GA
Mother's Day Tornadoes

Feature Reporting
WSAV-TV, Savannah, GA
The Price That's Paid

Feature: Hard News
WFTX-TV, Cape Coral, FL
Mold

Investigative Reporting
WINK-TV, Fort Myers, FL
Lost Ambulances

News Documentary
WUFT-TV, Gainesville, FL
Hope of Life

News Series
WBBH-TV, Fort Myers, FL
Tracking Your Taxdollars

Newscast
WSAV-TV, Savannah, GA
WSAV-TV

Videography - TV only
WSAV-TV, Savannah, GA
Police Memorial

REGION 14

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
CFTR-AM, Toronto, ON
Overall Excellence

Breaking News Coverage
CFTR-AM, Toronto, ON
Propane Explosion

Continuing Coverage
CFTR-AM, Toronto, ON
Propane Explosion

Feature: Hard News
CFRB-AM, Toronto, ON
Five Years After SARS

Newscast
CFTR-AM, Toronto, ON
Snow Storm

News Documentary
CFRB-AM, Toronto, ON
Embedded in Kandahar

Use of Sound - Radio only
CFTR-AM, Toronto, ON
Rudy Blair, Media Idol

Radio, Small Market

Overall Excellence
VOCM Radio, St.John's, NL
VOCM News

Breaking News Coverage
VOCM RADIO, St.John's, NL
Chopper

Continuing Coverage
VOCM Radio, St.John's, NL
Murder

Newscast
VOCM Radio, St.John's, NL
VOCM News

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
CIVT-TV, Vancouver, BC
CTV British Columbia

Breaking News Coverage
CIVT-TV, Vancouver, BC
Sea to Sky Rockslide

Continuing Coverage
TVB, TSEUNG KWAN O INDUSTRIAL ESTATE,
News at 6:30 pm: Sichuan Earthquake

Feature: Hard News
CTV Montreal, Montreal, QC
Post Traumatic Stress- A Solider's Story

Feature Reporting
CFRN, Edmonton, AB
Whatever Happened to Val

Investigative Reporting
CFCN, Calgary, AB
Firefighter Burned

News Documentary
TVB, TSEUNG KWAN O INDUSTRIAL ESTATE,
Reforms, 30 Years On: Path Of No Return

Newscast
CIVT-TV, Vancouver, BC
CTV News at Six

News Series
CIVT-TV, Vancouver, BC
Life or Meth

Sports Reporting
CIVT-TV, Vancouver, BC
Afghan Soccer

Videography - TV only
CIVT-TV, Vancouver, BC
Pennies From Heaven

Web site
CIVT British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
CKVR, Barrie, ON
'A' News Barrie

Continuing Coverage
CIVI, Victoria, BC
Lindsay Buziak Murder

Feature: Hard News
CTV (CKCO), Kitchener, ON
In a Roundabout Way

Feature Reporting
CJCH, Halifax, NS
Bryden's Wish

Investigative Reporting
CIVI, Victoria, BC
Police Chief Investigated

Newscast
CKVR - TV, Barrie, ON
'A" News at 6- Barrie

Videography - TV only
CIVI, Victoria, BC
Tall Ships Sail from Port Angeles

Writing
CIVI, Victoria, BC
Homeless Ducklings