Gannett Broadcasting Stations Win 39 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
McLEAN, VA – Gannett (NYSE: GCI) announced 13 of its broadcasting stations won 39 regional 2011 Edward R. Murrow awards. The competition is sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association and honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. Gannett Broadcasting’s 39 regional Murrow awards are once again the largest number awarded to any broadcast group.
“We are very proud of the great work delivered by our TV stations and their award-winning staffs,” said Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting. “Their commitment to provide strong journalism that engages audiences and makes a difference in their communities never waivers.”
Four Gannett stations were among those winning the highest award for “Overall Excellence”:
KUSA-TV in Denver, CO, which won a total of seven awards;
KARE-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN, which won a total of seven awards;
WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, NY, which won a total of seven awards;
KSDK-TV in St. Louis, MO, which won a total of five awards.
Other winning Gannett TV stations include:
WXIA-TV in Atlanta, GA
WLTX-TV in Columbia, SC
WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, MI
WTLV/WJXX in Jacksonville, FL
WBIR-TV in Knoxville, TN
KTHV-TV in Little Rock, AR
WMAZ-TV in Macon, GA
WTSP-TV in Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL
Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international media and marketing solutions company that informs and engages more than 100 million people every month through its powerful network of broadcast, digital, mobile and publishing properties. Our portfolio of trusted brands offers marketers unmatched local-to-national reach and customizable, innovative marketing solutions across any platform. Gannett is committed to connecting people – and the companies who want to reach them – with their interests and communities. For more information, visit www.gannett.com.
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