Edward R. Murrow Award

Edward R. Murrow Award

Every year since 1977, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has recognized outstanding contributions to public radio by presenting the Edward R. Murrow Award. This award honors individuals whose work has fostered the growth, quality, and positive image of public radio.

During three decades in broadcasting as reporter, producer, executive, and government official, Murrow was an outspoken advocate for responsible, courageous, and imaginative use of the electronic media. These principles apply particularly to public radio and to those who have helped shape its direction.

Murrow Award winners' contributions or achievements may have occurred over many years or during a short period of time and include any facet of public radio. Individuals need not be professionals in public radio but should be active in promoting this unique informational and cultural resource.

2011

Lourdes Garcia-Navarro

Foreign Correspondent, NPR
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2010

Nina Totenberg

Legal Affairs Correspondent, NPR
» Press release

2009

Ira Glass

Host and Executive Producer, This American Life
» Press release

2008

Laura R. Walker

President and Chief Executive Officer, WNYC New York
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2007

Dave Isay

President, Sound Portraits Productions
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2006

Kevin Klose

President and chief executive officer, NPR
» Kevin Klose's Acceptance Remarks
» Press release

2005

Wayne C. Roth

General Manager, KUOW Seattle
» Press release

2004

Anne Garrels

National Public Radio Foreign Correspondent
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2003

Terry Gross

Host of Fresh Air with Terry Gross
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2002

Peter J. Loewenstein

Vice president for distribution, National Public Radio
» Press release

2001

Richard H. Madden

Vice president, radio, CPB
» Press release

2000

Jane Christo

General manager, The WBUR Group
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1999

Hugo Morales

Founder and executive director, Radio Bilingue, Inc.
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1998

Jack W. Mitchell

Former head of Wisconsin Public Radio
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1997

William E. Buzenberg

Former National Public Radio news vice president
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1996

Jay Allison

Independent producer

1995

Lynn Chadwick

President of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters

1994

Tom Church

President of the Radio Research Consortium

David Giovannoni

President of Audience Research Analysis

1993

Douglas J. Bennet

Former president of National Public Radio

1992

Kenneth N. Dayton

Founding chairman of American Public Radio

1991

E. Wayne Bundy

Executive director of the Rocky Mountain Corporation for Public Broadcasting

1990

Cokie Roberts

National Public Radio congressional correspondent

1989

Leo C. Lee

Founder and president of Western Public Radio

1988

Joe N. Gwathmey

Former vice president of programming for National Public Radio

1987

Thomas J. Thomas and Theresa R. Clifford

Founders of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters

1986

William H. Siemering

Creator of All Things Considered

1985

Garrison Keillor

Creator and host of A Prairie Home Companion

1984

Bob Edwards

Host of National Public Radio's Morning Edition

1983

Samuel C.O. Holt

Former senior vice president of programming at National Public Radio

1982

Ronald C. Bornstein

Former National Public Radio board member and former CPB vice president for telecommunications

1981

William H. Kling

President and founder of Minnesota Public Radio

1980

Susan Stamberg

Co-host of National Public Radio's All Things Considered

1979

Albert L. Hulsen

First CPB director of radio activities and creator of On the Way Home, forerunner of All Things Considered

1978

Donald R. Quayle

First president of National Public Radio, former CPB senior vice president of broadcasting

1977

Burton D. Harrison

Public radio pioneer and former manager, KWSU-AM

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