WIAT – TV, CBS 42 is honored to be the recipient of eight Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, including Best Newscast and Overall Excellence. CBS 42 competed with television stations in four states winning eight of the ten awards.
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) bestows the honor to deserving television stations which have exemplified the pursuit of excellence in journalism. CBS 42 received the following honors:
• Overall Excellence
• Best Newscast
• Best Breaking News Coverage: April Tornado Coverage
• Best Continuing Coverage: April Tornado Coverage
• Best Investigative Reporting: “Deadly Deception”
• Best News Series: “Concussion Awareness: Protecting Young Minds”
• Best Reporting Hard News: “A Personal Storm”
• Best Feature Reporting: “Womack Vs. Wilder “
“It is truly an honor for CBS 42 to be recognized with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award” said Bill Ballard, President of CBS 42. “Winning just one is a tremendous achievement, but to win eight is monumental. To be recognized for Overall Excellence is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of every employee at CBS 42.”
Bill Payer, CBS 42 News Director said “The goal is always to provide quality news coverage to the residents of Central Alabama. Being honored with eight of the ten awards presented is truly humbling.”
The Edward R. Murrow Awards will be added to a long list of accolades won by CBS 42 this year including five Associated Press Awards, three Alabama Broadcasters Association Awards including Television Station of the Year.
Contact: Alex Morrow