Hearst Stations Take Top Murrow Awards

WCVB Boston and KCCI Des Moines, Iowa, are honored for overall excellence. The are among the 67 news organizations cited by the Radio Television Digital News Association in its annual awards competition.

Two Hearst Television stations — WCVB Boston and KCCI Des Moines, Iowa — were recognized today by the Radio Television Digital News Association with its Edward R. Murrow Award for overall news excellence.

WCVB, an ABC affiliate, won for large market stations; KCCI, a CBS affiliate, for small market stations.

They were among 67 news organizations honored with 99 awards.

For the fourth consecutive year, NBC News won the award for overall excellence in network TV. NBC News also won National Murrows for video newscast and writing.

In the same grouping, ABC News earned three Murrows for video breaking news coverage, video continuing coverage and video reporting: hard news.

CBS News took the awards for video feature reporting and video investigative reporting among networks.


Other large-market TV station winners: WTHR Indianapolis, video breaking news coverage and use of video; KING Seattle, video continuing coverage; KUSA Denver, video feature reporting; KARE Minneapolis, video reporting, hard news, and writing; WBAL Baltimore, video investigative reporting; KING Seattle, video news documentary; KMOV St. Louis, video news series; KTVU San Francisco, video newscast; and KMGH Denver, website.

Other small-market TV station winners: WSHI Springfield, Mass., video breaking news coverage; WVUE New Orleans, video continuing coverage and video news series; WHO Des Moines, video feature reporting; KRGV Weslaco, Texas; WBBH Fort Myers, Fla.; KITV Honolulu, video news documentary; KHNL/KGMB Honolulu, video newscast; WWL New Orleans, video sports reporting; WATE Knoxville, Tenn., use of video; and KTVB Boise, Idaho, website.

In addition to its win for overall excellence, KCCI also won for writing.

For a complete list of winners, click here.

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