Five TV Stations Earn Prestigious Journalism Award
CNN and PBS took home two prizes apiece, headlining Monday’s duPont-Columbia Awards handed out by Columbia Journalism School. CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell and co-anchor of PBS NewsHour Amna Nawaz hosted the award ceremony, which returned to an in-person event for the first time in three years. Local TV honors went to KXAS Dallas-Fort Worth, WXIA Atlanta, WTVF Nashville, KARE Minneapolis and WBRZ Baton Rouge, La.
Stations winners were KXTV Sacramento, Calif.; KNXV Phoenix; KNTV San Francisco; and KARE Minneapolis.
Television stations among the winners of the annual honors presented by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism included WNBC New York, KSTP Minneapolis, WFAA Dallas and KING Seattle.
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Station winners include WFOR Miami, WETA Washington, KNTV San Francisco and WTSP Tampa. The winners will be celebrated on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the 77th annual awards ceremony, hosted by 60 Minutes Correspondent Lesley Stahl and NPR’s Ailsa Chang, host of All Things Considered.