KOMO News Network Awarded Six Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Broadcast JournalismApril 13, 2012
Seattle, WA, April 12, 2012 – The KOMO News Network received a host of good news today when it learned KOMO Newsradio and KOMO 4 News earned six Edward R. Morrow awards in the large market television and radio categories presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association.
The entire KOMO Newsradio team is recognized for the top two awards, “Overall Excellence” and “Best Newscast.”
“This is absolutely outstanding. We are always proud of the work our journalists do, but to be consistently recognized by RTDNA truly validates their efforts,” commented Jim Clayton, Fisher Seattle Broadcasting Senior Vice President & General Manager. He added, “The wide variety of categories speaks to their terrific talent.”
Sister station KOMO TV brings home four Murrow’s, including Best Investigation and News Series for the KOMO 4 News Problem Solvers special and series on the lack of train security titled, “Terror on the Tracks.” The station also won the Sports Reporting category for its “Baseball Ironman” story, and Anchor/Reporter Eric Johnson reclaimed the award in the writing category again.
Holly Gauntt, Fisher Communications Vice President of News said, “I’m incredibly proud of all our journalists in radio and TV for their hard work and dedication to excellence. I’m especially thrilled that our radio news department is being honored with Overall Excellence and Best Newscast.” She went on to say, “They worked very hard to win
such prestigious honors. I’m also thrilled that KOMO-TV has won the Murrow for Investigative Journalism for the 5th year in a row. It’s a testament to our commitment to produce the kinds of stories that would have made Edward R Murrow quite proud.”
The competition continues in June when the regional winners advance to the next round and vie for national honors.