McLEAN, VA – TEGNA (NYSE: TGNA) today won 82 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including five for overall excellence, the highest honor awarded. TEGNA’s 82 awards are the most in the company’s history and are more than any other station group in 2017. The Edward R. Murrow Awards are sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.
“I am incredibly proud of the work our journalists do every day to tell stories that matter, empower our communities and serve the greater good,” said Dave Lougee, president, TEGNA Media. “We are connecting with our audiences through innovative, impactful and engaging content that makes a difference. Congratulations to all our winners for this well-deserved recognition.”
KUSA in Denver, CO won 12 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, more than any other station, including an award for Overall Excellence. WBIR in Knoxville, TN won their fifth consecutive Overall Excellence Award. KARE in Minneapolis, MN, KING in Seattle, WA and WGRZ in Buffalo, NY also won for Overall Excellence.
TEGNA also won four Excellence in Innovation awards, the first time the award has been given. TEGNA won for their original, innovative initiatives “NEXT” out of KUSA, “Charlie Foxtrot” out of WXIA in Atlanta, GA, “Media Bias” from WCSH in Portland, ME and WLBZ in Bangor, ME and at KXTV in Sacramento, CA.
TEGNA Overall Excellence Award Winners:
- KUSA – Denver, CO (won 12 total awards)
- KARE – Minneapolis, MN (won 10 total awards)
- WBIR – Knoxville, TN (won 9 total awards)
- KING – Seattle, WA (won 9 total awards)
- WGRZ – Buffalo, NY (won 5 total awards)
Other winning TEGNA properties include:
- WXIA – Atlanta, GA (won 7 total awards)
- KTVB – Boise, ID (won 4 total awards)
- WJXX/WTLV – Jacksonville, FL (won 3 total awards)
- KSDK – St. Louis, MO (won 3 total awards)
- WFAA – Dallas, TX (won 3 total awards)
- KREM – Spokane, WA (won 3 awards)
- WCSH/WLBZ – Portland/Bangor, ME (won 2 total awards)
- KGW – Portland, OR (won 2 awards)
- WVEC – Norfolk, VA (won 2 awards)
- KXTV – Sacramento, CA
- WTSP – Tampa, FL
- WCNC – Charlotte, NC
- KVUE – Austin, TX
- KHOU – Houston, TX
- KIDY – San Angelo, TX
- KCEN – Waco, TX
- WLTX – Columbia, SC
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is comprised of a dynamic portfolio of media and digital businesses that provide content that matters and brands that deliver. TEGNA offers highly relevant, useful and smart content, when and how people need it, to make the best decisions possible. TEGNA Media includes 46 television stations and is the largest independent station group of major network affiliates in the top 25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television households nationwide. TEGNA Digital is comprised of Cars.com, the leading online destination for automotive consumers, CareerBuilder, a global leader in human capital solutions, and G/O Digital, a customized local digital marketing company. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
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