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WVPB’s ‘Us & Them’ Wins 2023 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards


CHARLESTON, WV:  West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) has won two 2023 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards (RTDNA) in the Large Market Radio category.

WVPB’s podcast Us & Them with host Trey Kay, in collaboration with co-producer Marisa Helms, won Best News Documentary for the Us & Them episode “The Gun Divide.”

Us & Them also won a RTDNA in the Podcast category for “Court of Second Chances.” The episode was hosted by Trey Kay and co-produced by Emily Haavik.

“To have the Us & Them podcast chosen as a regional Murrow Award winner, not just once, but twice, is a real reflection on the quality of the podcast and the subject matters that Trey and his associates cover,” said Butch Antolini, chief executive officer and executive director for WVPB. “We are truly humbled by the recognition.”

WVPB is in Region 8, which includes Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia. Regional winners automatically move on to the national round of consideration, which also includes digital news organization, network and student competitors.

The RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news.

The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of broadcast and digital journalism.

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