Giving Tuesday December 1 2020
Edward R Murrow Awards

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. These are the 2020 RTDNA National Murrow Award recipients. 

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Information for Winners:
What happens next: Winning stations receive one lucite trophy per award by mail. Personalized duplicates are available here.

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Please note, if you don't see a category listed below, there were no entries in that category or the judges decided there was no winner in that category.

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Small Market Radio  |  Large Market Radio  |  Network Radio
Small Market Television  |  Large Market Television  | Network Television
Small Digital News Organization  |  Large Digital News Organization
 

 Small Market Radio

Overall Excellence
KBIA 
Columbia, MO
 
Breaking News Coverage
Ventura County Brushfire Forces Thousands Of Evacuations 
KCLU AM/FM
Thousand Oaks, CA
 
Continuing Coverage
Nebraska Flooding 2019 
NET
Lincoln, NE
 
Excellence in Innovation
¿Qué Pasa, Midwest? Season Four 
WNIN-FM
Evansville, IN
 
Excellence in Social Media
Three Mile Island: As It Happened 
WITF
Harrisburg, PA
 
Excellence in Sound
Rescued Sea Otters Return To The Monterey Bay 
KAZU Public Radio
Seaside, CA
 
Excellence in Video
Watch: The Legacy Of Maryann Sundown And Agnes Aguchak 
KYUK Public Media and Alaska Public Media
Bethel, AK
 
Excellence in Writing
Stanley Weber Trial 
South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Vermiilion, SD
 
Feature Reporting
Model Citizen? No. But Exeter Man Is At Center of First Amendment Dispute 
New Hampshire Public Radio
Concord, NH
 
Hard News
Box Of Ballots Found In Texas Could Change Outcome Of Midland Bond Proposal, Again 
Marfa Public Radio
Marfa, TX
 
Investigative Reporting
Worse for Care 
Vermont Public Radio and Seven Days
Colchester, VT
 
Multimedia
WFPL Digital Coverage 
WFPL
Louisville, KY
 
News Documentary
Red Bow 
South Dakota Public Broadcasting
Vermiilion, SD
 
News Series
Oppressed By Wildfire 
Jefferson Public Radio
Ashland, OR
 
Newscast
Waterloo Region goes Red 
570News
Kitchener, ON
 
Podcast
Show Me The State: The Legend of Doc Annie 
KBIA
Columbia, MO
 
Sports Reporting
Four summits, an Interstate, and a grueling footrace 
North Country Public Radio
Canton, NY
 

 Large Market Radio

Overall Excellence
KNX AM 
Los Angeles, CA
 
Breaking News Coverage
FBI Raids Mayor Pugh's Home 
WBAL-AM
Baltimore, MD
 
Continuing Coverage
Noor Trial Coverage 
MPR News
St. Paul, MN
 
Excellence in Innovation
Chicago's Towing Program is Broken 
WBEZ Chicago Public Media
Chicago, IL
 
Excellence in Social Media
COLD: Susan Powell Case Files 
KSL
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Excellence in Sound
Mexican Street Food In Pilsen Now Includes Sweet Potatoes 
WBEZ Chicago Public Media
Chicago, IL
 
Excellence in Video
Artist Spotlight - Jordan Mathis - Visual Time-Lapse Artist 
KERA
Dallas, TX
 
Excellence in Writing
What Do You Get From Demolishing Kansas City's Terminal A? A Lot Of Recycling
KCUR
Kansas City, MO
 
Feature Reporting
Trying to Graduate From High School at 21
WNYC Radio
New York, NY
 
Hard News
Exposed to lead in infancy, now Flint's youngest students face challenges in school 
Michigan Radio
Ann Arbor, MI
 
Investigative Reporting
The Bad Bet 
WBEZ Chicago Public Media and ProPublica Illinois
Chicago, IL
 
Multimedia
Graying California
KPCC and California Dream Collaboration
Pasadena, CA
 
News Documentary
Two Years, Diaries of a Divided Nation 
KCRW
Santa Monica, CA
 
News Series
Infectious
WBUR
Boston, MA
 
Newscast
Wisconsin's Afternoon News
WTMJ
Milwaukee, WI
 
Podcast
Buried Truths 
WABE- Public Broadcasting Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
 
Sports Reporting
An East Texas Marching Band Upholds A Tradition – Maybe For The Last Time 
Texas Standard
Austin, TX
 

 Radio Network

Overall Excellence
CBS News Radio
New York, NY
 
Breaking News Coverage
Notre Dame
CBS News Radio
New York, NY
 
Continuing Coverage
'There Is No Protection:' Exposing the Remain In Mexico Policy
National Public Radio
Washington, DC
 
Excellence in Innovation
NPR Student Podcast Challenge
National Public Radio
Washington, DC
 
Excellence in Social Media
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
Emeryville, CA
 
Excellence in Sound
After the Water
National Public Radio
Washington, DC
 
Excellence in Video
The Gray Rhino
Radio Free Asia
Washington, DC
 
Excellence in Writing
The Ventilator: Life, Death And The Choices We Make At The End
National Public Radio
Washington, DC
 
Feature Reporting
To The Ends Of The Earth
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, PRX, and PRI's The World
Emeryville, CA
 
Hard News
The Van: Casualties in the Baghdadi Raid
National Public Radio
Washington, DC
 
Investigative Reporting
Immigration Judge
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting
Emeryville, CA
 
Multimedia
TahoeLand "Trawling for Clarity"
CapRadio and NPR
Sacramento, CA
 
News Documentary
Into the Thaw: Decoding Thwaites Glacier
The World
Boston, MA
 
News Series
Good Teachers, Bad Deal
National Public Radio
Washington, DC
 
Newscast
CBS World News Roundup
CBS News Radio
New York, NY
 
Podcast
Dolly Parton's America
Osm Audio and WNYC Studios
Brooklyn, NY
 
Sports Reporting
Learning To Swim With 7-Foot-5 Celtic Tacko Fall
WBUR and NPR
Boston, MA
 

 Small Market Television

Overall Excellence
WTVR-TV 
Richmond, VA
 
Breaking News
May 2019 tornado 
KRCG-TV
Jefferson City, MO
 
Continuing Coverage
The Fix: Mothers and Babies in Crisis 
WCAX-TV
Burlington, VT
 
Excellence in Innovation
360 3D 
KTVB-TV
Boise, ID
 
Excellence in Social Media
KTVA-TV 
Anchorage, AK
 
Excellence in Sound
We Interrupt This Program 
WPTA-TV
Fort Wayne, IN
 
Excellence in Video
Rockford in Color 
WREX-TV
Rockford, IL
 
Excellence in Writing
Kate Welshofer 
WGRZ-TV
Buffalo, NY
 
Feature Reporting
J.R. Vezain: The Will to Walk 
KTVQ-TV
Billings, MT
 
Hard News
Battle on Our Border: Do we need a wall? 
KWTX-TV
Waco, TX
 
Investigative Reporting
"We Can't Get Anybody to Call Us Back" - Tracking a Governor's Tax Debt 
WDBJ-TV
Roanoke, VA
 
Multimedia
WGRZ-TV 
Buffalo, NY
 
News Documentary
Hiding in Plain Sight 
KRDO-TV
Colorado Springs, CO
 
News Series
Hiding in Plain Sight 
KRDO-TV
Colorado Springs, CO
 
Newscast
WAFB 9 News at Five
WAFB-TV
Baton Rouge, LA
 
Podcast
The Man With A Thousand Faces 
KGET-TV
Bakersfield, CA
 
Sports Reporting
United 
News 12 Connecticut
Norwalk, CT
 

 Large Market Television

Overall Excellence
KMGH-TV
Denver, CO
 
Breaking News Coverage
Easy/Hill Fires and Red Flag Warning/High Winds 
KABC-TV
Los Angeles, CA
 
Continuing Coverage
Up in Flames: Investigating the cause of Kia and Hyundai fires 
WFTS-TV
Tampa, FL
 
Excellence in Innovation
[un]warranted 
WBBM-TV
Chicago, IL
 
Excellence in Social Media
KNTV 
San Jose, CA
 
Excellence in Sound
A Legacy of Honor 
WEWS-TV
Cleveland, OH
 
Excellence in Video
A New Spin on Winter 
KARE-TV
Minneapolis, MN
 
Excellence in Writing
Sharify Stories 
KING-TV
Seattle, WA
 
Feature Reporting
Saving His Music 
KGW-TV
Portland, OR
 
Hard News
A Vivitrol "Success" Story 
KUSA-TV
Denver, CO
 
Investigative Reporting
Unlocked and Unsafe 
KNXV-TV
Phoenix, AZ
 
Multimedia
KXAN Investigates 
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX
 
News Documentary
[un]warranted 
WBBM-TV
Chicago, IL
 
News Series
Veterans for Profit 
KING-TV
Seattle, WA
 
Newscast
WNBC
New York, NY
 
Podcast
Catalyst Season 1 
KXAN-TV
Austin, TX
 
Sports Reporting
Just the right note 
KSDK-TV
St. Louis, MO
 

 Network Television

Overall Excellence
ABC News
New York, NY
 
Breaking News Coverage
Deadly Mass Shootings
Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist/NBC News
New York, NY
 
Continuing Coverage
Boeing 737 MAX 8
NBC Nightly News
New York, NY
 
Excellence in Innovation
Border Report
Nexstar Media Group
Austin, TX
 
Excellence in Social Media
The Worth of a Girl
Voice of America
Washington, DC
 
Excellence in Sound
Life Overtakes Me
Netflix
Los Angeles, CA
 
Excellence in Video
Our Planet
Netflix
Los Angeles, CA
 
Excellence in Writing
On The Road with Steve Hartman
CBS Evening News
New York, NY
 
Feature Documentary
Apollo 11
CNN
New York, NY
 
Feature Reporting
Unchained: The Messenger
ESPN
Bristol, CT
 
Hard News
‘Zone Rouge’: An army of children toils in African mines
NBC News Investigations
New York, NY
 
Investigative Reporting
60 Minutes: Online Overdose
CBS News
New York, NY
 
Multimedia
CNN Digital
CNN
New York, NY
 
News Documentary
Fire in Paradise
Netflix
Los Angeles, CA
 
News Series
Justice For All
NBC News Group
New York, NY
 
Newscast
The CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell
CBS News
New York, NY
 
Podcast
The Dropout
ABC News
New York, NY
 
Sports Reporting
A Long Embrace
ESPN
Bristol, CT
 

Small Digital News Organization

Overall Excellence
The Marshall Project
New York, NY
 
Continuing Coverage
Inside Texas' botched voter-rolls review
The Texas Tribune
Austin, TX
 
Excellence in Innovation
The Separation: A family's fight to stay together after one of the largest ICE raids in U.S. history
Frame
Brooklyn, NY
 
Excellence in Social Media
ProPublica and Its Readers Audit the For-Profit Tax Prep Industry (And Congress, Too!)
ProPublica
New York, NY
 
Excellence in Video
The Brave
Great Big Story
New York, NY
 
Excellence in Writing
How a Pennsylvanian Ended Up In Iconic D-Day Invasion Photo
PA Post
Harrisburg, PA
 
Feature Reporting
We Are Witnesses: Becoming an American
The Marshall Project
New York, NY
 
Hard News
The Joshua Trees are Dying
NBX LX
Washington, DC
 
Investigative Reporting
Hidden Harm
Kaiser Health News
Washington, DC
 
News Documentary
Detained
The Marshall Project
New York, NY
 
Podcast
The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow
Pineapple Street Studios and Glass Cannon Inc.
Brooklyn, NY
 
Sports Reporting
Dying to Race
Asbury Park Press and the Journal News
Neptune, NJ
 

 Large Digital News Organization

Overall Excellence
The Washington Post
Washington, DC
 
Breaking News Coverage
Border Issues: Venezuela
Real America with Jorge Ramos
Doral, FL
 
Continuing Coverage
China's Crackdown on Uighurs
The New York Times
New York, NY
 
Excellence in Innovation
Copy, Paste, Legislate
Center for Public Integrity, USA Today and Arizona Republic
Washington, DC
 
Excellence in Social Media
Direct From: Puerto Rico
AJ+
San Franciso, CA
 
Excellence in Video
Street Level: Northern Boulevard
Spectrum News
New York, NY
 
Excellence in Writing
Guardians
The Dallas Morning News
Dallas, TX
 
Feature Reporting
At the Edge of a Warming World
The Boston Globe
Boston, MA
 
Hard News
Border Hustle
The Texas Tribune and TIME
Austin, TX
 
Investigative Reporting
In El Salvador, violence is driving girls to kill themselves
Univision News Digital and TIME
Miami Beach, FL
 
News Documentary
Long Island Divided
Newsday
Melville, NY
 
Podcast
Detective Trapp
Los Angeles Times and Wondery
El Segundo, CA
 
Sports Reporting
B/REAL: Kalin Bennett
Bleacher Report
New York, NY