West Virginia Public Broadcasting's news team has won six Regional Murrow Awards.
The awards, named for legendary broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow, are organized and curated by the Radio Television Digital News Association. The station competed against news organizations in RTDNA's Region 8, which includes Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting's news team won awards in the following categories:
- Newscast - Chemical Leak One Year Later (from West Virginia Morning)
- News Documentary - When Strangers Take Our Picture (from Inside Appalachia)
- Reporting: Hard News - Economic Fallout from Declining Coal Industry
- Use of Sound - A Civil War Christmas
- Writing - Glynis Board
According to a news release, RTDNA received more than 4,300 entries during the 2016 awards season, setting an all-time record for the fourth year in a row.
Regional winners automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged in May. National awards, including those for network news organizations and for students, will be announced in June. The national awards are presented at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City on October 10.
A complete list of the 2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards winners can be found at rtdna.org.