2013 National Edward R. Murrow Award Winners


The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.

Listed below are the 2013 RTDNA National Murrow Award recipients, organized by market size. 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.


 
Small and Large Market Radio


 
Small and Large Market Television


 
Network Radio and Television


 
Online News Organizations


 
 


Small and Large Market Radio

 
  Small Market Radio           
 
Large Market Radio           
 
 
Overall Excellence The Voice of Central Illinois
WJBC AM/FM 
Bloomington, IL

 
Overall Excellence 850KOA
KOA-AM
Denver, CO

 
 

Newscast
 
12:30pm KFGO News
KFGO-AM
Fargo, ND

 
KRLD Afternoon News
KRLD-AM
Dallas, TX

 
 
Breaking News Stormy Surprise
WRVA-AM
Richmond, VA

 
Oikos University Shooting
KGO-AM
San Francisco, CA

 
 

Continuing Coverage 
   
Aftershocks of the
Sandusky Scandal

WITF-FM
Harrisburg, PA

 
The Fury of Sandy
WCBS-AM
New York, NY


 
 

Feature Reporting

 
The Battle of Picacho Pass
AZ Public Media
Tucson, AZ


 
Her Own Little Paris
WLRN-FM /

Miami Herald News
Miami, FL

 
 
Investigative Reporting        Abandoned Wells
WITF-FM
Harrisburg, PA 




 
Broken Shield: Exposing
Abuses at Calif.
Developmental Centers

KQED-FM / The Center for
Investigative Reporting
San Francisco, CA

 
 

News Documentary

 
Progress Report:
Education in Indiana

WFIU-FM/WTIU-F
M
Bloomington, IN 
 
Mike and Victor:
A Family Story

WBEZ-FM
Chicago, IL

 
 

News Series

 
Hazardous Hospitals
WTVF-FM/Radio IQ
Charlottesville, VA


 
If It's Legal: Five Ways Legal
Pot Could Affect Your Life

KPLU-FM
Seattle, WA

 
 

Reporting: Hard News

 
Cedar Key Oyster Industry
On the Brink

WUFT-FM
Gainsville, FL


 
The Weight of the City's
Violence on One

School Principal
WBEZ-FM
Chicago, IL

 
 
Reporting: Sports

 
Team Jack: Prayer,
Teamwork and T-Shirts

KLIN-AM/FM
Lincoln, NE

 
Playing Through the Pain
WKSU-FM
Kent, OH


 
 
Use of Sound Audio Postcard
from Snake Alley

WIUM-FM/WIUW-FM
Macomb, IL


 
The Storm: Remembering
Hurricane Andrew

WLRN-FM /
Miami Herald News
Miami, FL

 
 
Writing

 
Hang Tough: Dick Winters
in Normandy

WITF-FM
Harrisburg, PA

 
A Christmas Poem
WBZ-AM
Boston, MA


 
 
Website Boise State Pubic Radio
KBSX-FM
Boise, ID

 
MPRNews.org
Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, MN

 
 
 


Small and Large Market Television

 
  Small Market Television      
 
Large Market Television     
 
 
Overall Excellence WVUE Overall Excellence
WVUE-TV
New Orleans, LA

 
CBS 3 Eyewitness News
KYW-TV
Philadelphia, PA

 
 

Newscast
 
Leap Day Tornadoes
KSPR-TV
Springfield, MO

 
Aurora Theater Shooting
KUSA-TV
Denver, CO

 
 
Breaking News Christmas Eve Tragedy
WHEC-TV
Rochester, NY

 
Hurricane Sandy
WNBC-TV
New York, NY

 
 

Continuing Coverage 
   
Waldo Canyon Fire
KXRM-TV
Colorado Springs, CO

 
Driven to Distraction
KXAS-TV
Fort Worth, TX

 
 

Feature Reporting

 
The Eyes of a Hero
KHQ-TV
Spokane, WA

 
Neighborhood of Love
KARE-TV
Minneapolis, MN

 
 
Investigative Reporting        Wharfside Restaurant
Troubles

CTV Vancouver Island
Victoria, BC

 
Denticaid: Medicaid Dental
Abuse in Texas

WFAA-TV
Dallas, TX

 
 

News Documentary

 
Disappearing Defenses
WVUE-TV
New Orleans, LA


 
War Zone: The Destruction
of an All-American City

KMOV-TV
St. Louis, MO

 
 

News Series

 
Silver State Secrets
KRNV-TV
Reno, NV


 
From Hell and Back: The
Lydia Tillman Story

KUSA-TV
Denver, CO

 
 

Reporting: Hard News

 
Bus Investigation
WRGB-TV
Niskayuna, NY

 
Cahokia School Junket
KMOV-TV
St. Louis, MO

 
 
Reporting: Sports

 
The Ben Weber Story
WEHT-TV
Evansville, IN

 
Soccer Safety Ignored
WTSP-TV
St. Petersburg, FL

 
 
Use of Video Collett's Compilation
KTUL-TV
Tulsa, OK

 
Michael DelGiudice
WNBC-TV
New York, NY

 
 
Writing

 
Burt Mummolo
KTUL-TV
Tulsa, OK

 
Boyd Huppert
KARE-TV
Minneapolis, MN

 
 
Website KGUN9.com
KGUN-TV
Tucson, AZ

 
8NewsNow.com
KLAS-TV
Las Vegas, NV

 
 
 


Network Radio and Television

 
  Network Radio           
 
Network Television          
 
 
Overall Excellence Overall Excellence
CBS Radio News
New York, NY
 
Global National
Global News
Vancouver, BC

 
 

Newscast
 
CBS News Hourly
CBS Radio News
New York, NY


 
Tragedy at the
Elementary School

ABC News
New York, NY

 
 
Breaking News Newtown School Shooting
ABC News Radio
New York, NY


 
Tragedy at the
Elementary School

ABC News
New York, NY

 
 

Continuing Coverage 
   
Hurricane Sandy
ABC News Radio
New York, NY


 
CNN's Reporting from
Inside Syria

CNN
Atlanta, GA

 
 

Feature Reporting

 
The Man Aisle
CBS Radio News
New York, NY


 
Marko Cheseto:
Running for his Life

ESPN
Bristol, CT

 
 
Investigative Reporting        The State Integrity
Investigation

Public Radio International
Minneapolis, MN
 
60 Minutes: Stuxnet
CBS News
New York, NY


 
 

News Documentary

 
As Black As We Wish To Be
by Lu Olkowski

StateoftheRe:Union
NPR/PRX
Jacksonville, FL

 
Haiti: Where Did
the Money Go?

Film at Eleven /
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Brooklyn, NY

 
 

News Series

 
Your Voice, Your Vote
ABC News Radio
New York, NY

 
Damascus Undercover
CNN
Atlanta, GA

 
 

Reporting: Hard News

 
When Police Shoot
CNN Radio
Atlanta, GA


 
Nick Paton Walsh's
Reporting from Inside Syria

CNN
Atlanta, GA

 
 
Reporting: Sports

 
Donnovan Hill
ESPN Radio
Avon, CT


 
On the Road:
Football Dynasty

CBS News
New York, NY

 
 
Use of Sound/Video Saturday Night Fever's
Brooklyn Legacy

CNN Radio
Atlanta, GA

 
The Virtual Choir
NBC Nightly News
Weekend Edition
New York, NY

 
 
Writing

 
Sandy: Memories of the
Jersey Shore

CNN Radio
Atlanta, GA

 
CBS Evening News
On The Road

CBS News
New York, NY

 
 
Website NPR's Digital Experience
National Public Radio
Washington, DC

 
CBSNews.com
CBS News
New York, NY

 
 
 


Online News Organizations

 
  Local Online Organizations 
 
National Online Organizations 
 
 
Overall Excellence Video: Star Tribune Composite
Star Tribune
Minneapolis, MN
 
Video: Overall Excellence
The Washington Post
Washington, DC

 
 
Newscast No Entries
 
No Winner
 
 
Breaking News Audio: No Entries
Video: No Winner

 
Video: Hurricane Sandy
The New York Times
New York, NY

 
 

Continuing Coverage 
   
No Entries
 
Video: Colorado Fire Season
The Denver Post
Denver, CO

 
 

Feature Reporting

 
No Entries
 
Video: Guardian of the
Golden Gate Bridge

Yahoo! Studios
Santa Monica, CA

 
 
Investigative Reporting       Video: Glamour Beasts:
The Dark Side of Elephant
Captivity

The Seattle Times
Seattle, WA
 
Video: Convicted defendants left
uninformed of forensic flaws found
by Justice Dept.

The Washington Post
Washington, DC

 
 

News Documentary
 
Video: In the Footsteps
of Little Crow

Star Tribune
Minneapolis, MN
 
Video: Aurora Heroes
The Denver Post
Denver, CO


 
 

News Series
 
Video: Price of Protection
The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA

 
Video: Heroin in Denver
The Denver Post
Denver, CO

 
 

Reporting: Hard News
 
No Entries
 
Video: Where's Caleigh?
The Boston Globe
Boston, MA

 
 
Reporting: Sports No Entries
 
Video: Katie Taylor's Gold Medal
Yahoo! Studios
Santa Monica, CA

 
 
Use of Sound/Video Audio: SCPR.org
Video: No Winner

No Entries
 
 
Writing No Entries

 
Video: Chinook Down
by Alex Quade

New York Times/nytimes.com
New York, NY

 
 
Website No Entries
 
Video: MediaStorm.com
MediaStorm
Brooklyn, NY