NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The Radio Television Digital News Association announced Tuesday that WCBS Newsradio 880 is the winner of two 2020 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.
WCBS Newsradio 880 was awarded Overall Excellence in the large market radio division as well as Excellence in Video for reporter Mike Sugerman’s “Sweet Spot” feature about a Greenwich Village man who has been making guitars out of old wood from New York City buildings for the past 50 years.
The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism with the annual Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.
Murrow was a journalism pioneer who set the standards for the highest quality of broadcast journalism.
“Murrow Award-winning journalism upholds the guiding principles of RTDNA’s Code of Ethics: truth, accuracy, fairness, context, independence, transparency and accountability for consequences,” said RTDNA Chairman Terence Shepherd. “Displaying technical excellence, creativity and innovation, this year’s winners have empowered audiences across the country to make more informed decisions for themselves and to become closer to their communities.”
“The regional RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award recipients we announce today are doing an exemplary job of serving their communities by seeking and reporting the truth, raising issues that often serve as catalysts for positive change in their viewing and listening areas,” said Dan Shelley, RTDNA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. “I couldn’t be more proud of the high quality of responsible journalism as evidenced by these winners.”
For a full list of winners, CLICK HERE. All regional winners will advance to the National Murrow Award competition.