The Radio Television Digital News Association has announced the regional winners for the 2015 Edward R. Murrow Awards, recognizing the best electronic journalism from radio, television and online new organizations.
A total of 673 regional awards were handed out in 14 categories from Overall Excellence to Website. A record number of 4,200 entries were submitted this year.
KING(TV) in Seattle earned 10 Murrows in the large market television category, more than any other winner from any category.
Four large market radio stations won six Murrows each this year: KERA(FM) in Dallas, KIRO(FM) in Seattle, WUNC(FM) in Chapel Hill, N.C., and KWMU(FM) in St. Louis.
In the small market radio category, three stations led the way with seven Murrows each this year: KRTS(FM) in Marfa, Texas, WBHM(FM) in Birmingham, Ala., and 570News in Kitchener, Ontario.
“At a time when news reaches people in so many ways, these awards become even more meaningful,” said Mike Cavender, RTDNA executive director. “It is a tangible reminder of the high quality local journalism being done across the country.”
Regional winners automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged in May. The national awards will be presented at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City on Oct. 12.