NPR claims five RTDNA National Murrow Awards

June 20, 2018

RTDNA Murrow Awards

Led by NPR, public radio dominated the National Edward R. Murrow Awards, announced by the Radio Television Digital News Association on June 19.

NPR won five awards, the most of any news organization, for a range of reporting, including continuing immigration coverage and a moment-by-moment reconstruction of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. CPB-supported public radio stations claimed 25 of the 32 awards in the small and large market radio categories, including breaking news like WGCU’s coverage of Hurricane Irma in Fort Myers, Fla., and KUOW’s coverage of the Amtrak derailment near Dupont, Wash.

Vermont Public Radio and WITF in Harrisburg, Pa., each won two awards, and WYPR in Baltimore won a Murrow for “Out of the Blocks: 2100 Edmondson,” a podcast developed through the CPB-supported Project Catapult boot camp run by PRX.

“These awards recognize the work that public media does every day to provide high-quality reporting to all Americans, whether they live in rural, small town or urban communities," said Kathy Merritt, CPB senior vice president, journalism and radio. "CPB is proud to support these winners and other national journalism and multimedia storytelling by public media stations and producers across the country.”  

National Murrow award winners will be honored October 22 in New York. Here are the NPR and CPB-supported public media stations that won 31 awards.  

Radio Network

Small Market Radio

Large Market Radio

Small Market Television