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 2015 RTDNA National Murrow Award recipients, organized by market size. Click here to see the regional winners. 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.
 
       
 
 
Local Radio
Small Market
Large Market
Local Television
Small Market
Large Market
Network Radio/TV
Network Radio
Network Television
 


Small and Large Market Radio

 
Small Market Radio

Overall Excellence
New Hampshire Pub. Radio
New Hampshire Pub. Radio
Concord, NH

Newscast
Hailey Owens
KTTS-FM
Springfield, MO

Breaking News
Pahoa Lava Flow
Hawaii Public Radio
Honolulu, HI

Continuing Coverage
Giftgate Scandal
WRVA-AM
Richmond, VA

Feature Reporting
Youth in Ferguson
KBIA-FM
Columbia, MO

Investigative Reporting
Police and Race
WGLT-FM
Normal, IL

News Documentary
Autistic Teens Take Calls
WNIN-FM
Evansville, IN

News Series
Police and Race
WGLT-FM
Normal, IL

Reporting: Hard News
Undocumented Abuse Victims
WGCU-FM
Ft. Myers, FL

Reporting: Sports
New Haven Boxing Gym
WSHU-FM
Fairfield, CT

Use of Sound

After Sandy Hook
WSHU-FM
Fairfield, CT

Writing
Family Roots in Pahoa
Hawaii Public Radio
Honolulu, HI

Website
IndianaPublicMedia.org
WFIU / WTIU State Impact IN
Bloomington, IN
 
Large Market Radio

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

Newscast
Utah's Noon News
KSL-AM
Salt Lake City, UT


Breaking News
Shooting on Parliament Hill
CFTR-AM
Toronto, ON

Continuing Coverage
Deadly Landslide
KIRO-FM
Seattle, WA

Feature Reporting
Woman Rebuilds Her Life
WAMU-FM
Washington, DC

Investigative Reporting
Eugenics Compensation
WUNC-FM
Chapel Hill, NC

News Documentary
Betrayed by Silence
Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, MN

News Series
Black Men in Prison
WUWM-FM
Milwaukee, WI

Reporting: Hard News
Clubs for LGBTQ Youth
KUOW-FM
Seattle, WA

Reporting: Sports
Something Special
KIRO-FM
Seattle, WA

Use of Sound

Something Special
KIRO-FM
Seattle, WA

Writing
Brian Bull
WCPN-FM
Cleveland, OH

Website
MPRNews.org
Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, MN



Small and Large Market Television

 
Small Market Television

Overall excellence
KETV-TV
KETV-TV
Omaha, NE

Newscast
Fox 8 News at 10pm
WVUE-TV
New Orleans, LA

Breaking News
Plane Crashes into Building
KWCH-TV
Wichita, KS

Continuing Coverage
DCF: Agency in Crisis
WPTZ-TV
Colchester, VT

Feature Reporting
Picture Perfect Memories
WBND-TV
South Bend, IN

Investigative Reporting

Louisiana Purchased
WVUE-TV
New Orleans, LA

News Documentary
Tears to Water
WKBT-TV
La Crosse, WI

News Series
Holding Officials Accountable
WVUE-TV
New Orleans, LA

Reporting: Hard News
Virginia Sterilization
WSLS-TV
Roanoke, VA

Reporting: Sports
Barkley Marathons
WBIR-TV
Knoxville, TN

Use of Video
Escape from Libby Prison
WTVR-TV
Richmond, VA

Writing
Eric Hanson's This is Iowa
KCCI-TV
Des Moines, IA

Website
KREM.com
KREM-TV
Spokane, WA
 
Large Market Television

Overall excellence
KING-TV
KING-TV
Seattle, WA


Newscast
Revere Tornado
WCVB-TV
Boston, MA


Breaking News
Deputy Killer Manhunt
KCRA-TV
Sacramento, CA


Continuing Coverage
Fire in the Attic
KXAS-TV
Fort Worth, TX


Feature Reporting
Love of His Life
KARE-TV
Minneapolis, MN


Investigative Reporting
Injured Heroes
KXAS-TV/Dallas Morning News
Fort Worth, TX


News Documentary
Rise Up, West
WFAA-TV
Dallas, TX


News Series
Injured Heroes
KXAS-TV/Dallas Morning News
Fort Worth, TX


Reporting: Hard News
Risk on the Rails
WITI-TV
Milwaukee, WI


Reporting: Sports
The Gift
WTHR-TV

Indianapolis, IN

Use of Video
Christian's Stories
KING-TV
Seattle, WA


Writing
Boyd Huppert
KARE-TV
Minneapolis, MN


Website
TMJ4.com
WTMJ-TV
Milwaukee, WI



Network Radio and Television

 
Network Radio

Overall excellence
ABC News Radio
ABC News Radio
New York, NY

Newscast
CBS World News Roundup
CBS Radio News
New York, NY

Breaking News
Fort Hood Shooting
ABC News Radio
New York, NY

Continuing Coverage
War on ISIS
CBS Radio News
New York, NY

Feature Reporting
Star Spangled Banner
CBS Radio News
New York, NY


Investigative Reporting
Delinquent Mines
National Public Radio
Washington, DC

News Documentary
Trans Families
State of the Re:Union
Brooklyn, NY


News Series
Serial: Season One
Serial
New York, NY

Reporting: Hard News
Taliban / Polio Eradication
National Public Radio
Washington, DC


Reporting: Sports
Spartan Racing
ABC News Radio
New York, NY

Use of Sound
A Rumored Case
National Public Radio
Washington, DC


Writing
Scott Goldberg
ABC News Radio
New York, NY

Website
No winner


 
 
Network Television

Overall excellence
ABC News
ABC News
New York, NY


Newscast
CBS Evening News
CBS News
New York, NY

Breaking News
Life and Death in Gaza
CBS News
New York, NY

Continuing Coverage
The War with ISIS
CBS News
New York, NY

Feature Reporting
Owen and Haatchi
ESPN
Bristol, CT


Investigative Reporting
Crisis at the VA
CNN
Atlanta, GA


News Documentary
Killing The Messenger
Al Jazeera America
New York, NY

News Series
The War Against Ebola
CBS News
New York, NY

Reporting: Hard News
Domestic Abuse
NBC News TODAY
New York, NY

Reporting: Sports
Blind Kayaker
NBC News TODAY
New York, NY

Use of Video
Tornado Hero
CBS News
New York, NY

Writing
Reflections on Deaths
CBS News
New York, NY

Website
CBSNews.com
CBS News

New York, NY



Online News Organizations

 
Small Online Organizations

Overall excellence
Free Press Media
Free Press Media
Burlington, VT

Newscast
No winner

Breaking News
Protesters in Governor's Office
Free Press Media

Burlington, VT

Continuing Coverage
A Search for Justice
Retro Report
New York, NY


Feature Reporting
Little Man / Pursuit Happiness
Naples Daily News
Naples, FL


Investigative Reporting
Hurting for Work
Texas Tribune
Austin, TX


News Documentary (Audio)
Legacy of Philly Soul Radio
Mighty Writers
Philadelphia, PA


News Documentary (Video)
The War and Money Project
Newsy
Columbia, MO


News Series (Audio)
An Impossible Choice
inewsource
San Diego, CA


News Series (Video)
China's Generation Green
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC


Reporting: Hard News
An Impossible Choice
inewsource
San Diego, CA


Reporting: Sports
The Need For Speed
Free Press Media

Burlington, VT

Use of Sound
Marvin the 'Street Greeter'
Rivet Radio
Chicago, IL


Use of Video
The Shale Life
Texas Tribune
Austin, TX


Writing
No winner



Website (Audio)
Losing Ground
The Lens / Pro Publica
New Orleans, LA


Website (Video)
TexasTribune.org
Texas Tribune
Austin, TX
 
Large Online Organizations

Overall excellence
The Denver Post
The Denver Post
Denver, CO

Newscast
No winner

Breaking News
Ferguson Weeps, Then Burns
New York Times
New York, NY

Continuing Coverage
The Ebola Crisis
New York Times
New York, NY

Feature Reporting
Romanian Orphan
Washington Post
Washington, DC

Investigative Reporting
Your Property Is Guilty
Washington Post
Washington, DC

News Documentary (Audio)
No winner




News Documentary (Video)
Drugging Our Kids
San Jose Mercury News
San Jose, CA

News Series (Audio)
No winner




News Series (Video)
Mental Health In Colorado
The Denver Post
Denver, CO

Reporting: Hard News
China's Abandoned Babies

Vocativ
New York, NY

Reporting: Sports
Bridal Veil Falls Ascent
The Denver Post
Denver, CO

Use of Sound
No winner




Use of Video
Harvest of Change
Des Moines Register
Des Moines, IA

Writing
Lee Powell
Washington Post
Washington, DC

Website (Audio)
No winner




Website (Video)
Freep.com
Detroit Free Press
Detroit, MI
 
Categories in which there were no winners are noted.
Stations not currently providing working links to winning entries are asked to forward them to RTDNA.
Selected entry titles and organization names on this page have been abbreviated for space.
Full titles and organizations will appear on award plaques as found in our entry system.