TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) today announced its stations received 73 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. TEGNA stations garnered six overall excellence, seven diversity, equity and inclusion and five innovation awards. TEGNA stations received more honors in these categories than any other local broadcast station group.

“Our purpose as local broadcasters to provide news, weather and information that informs and serves our communities is our foremost priority,” said Lynn Beall, EVP and COO of media operations, TEGNA. “Congratulations to all our stations that were recognized for their impactful work.”

Overall, 23 TEGNA stations were honored:

KARE, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Overall Excellence: KARE 11
  • Excellence in Innovation: Testing the Limits of ChatGPT
  • Excellence in Writing: Boyd Huppert
  • Excellence in Video: Bitter Harvest
  • Investigative Reporting: Capitol Blunder: A KARE 11 GAP Investigation
  • Digital: KARE 11 Digital
  • Continuing Coverage: KARE 11 Investigates: Broken Promises
  • Hard News: The Eli Files
  • News Documentary: KARE 11 Investigates: Broken Promises
  • News Series: Nowhere to Turn
  • Sports Reporting: Skiing Double

KBMT, Beaumont, Texas

  • Overall Excellence: Southeast Texas Wildfires

KGW, Portland, Oregon

  • Overall Excellence: KGW
  • Excellence in Innovation: Sick Medicine
  • News Documentary: Sick Medicine

KHOU, Houston, Texas

  • Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Juneteenth 2023: The Freedom to Learn
  • Continuing Coverage: Coffee City Police
  • Newscast: KHOU 11 Morning News

KING, Seattle, Washington

  • Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Exploring Identities
  • Excellence in Writing: Drew Mikkelsen Explains…
  • Investigative Reporting: Failures on the Firelines
  • Digital: King 5 Digital
  • Continuing Coverage: Cop’s Settlement Wipes Away Troubled Past
  • Hard News: Every Time You Come to Work, Someone is OD’ing
  • News Series: The Poison Pots
  • Sports Reporting: Manny’s Home

KREM, Spokane, Washington

  • Breaking News Coverage: Massive Wildfires in Spokane County
  • Continuing Coverage: Moscow Murders: Seeking Justice

KSDK, St. Louis, Missouri

  • Overall Excellence: KSDK
  • Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: RACE: Listen.Learn.Live. Fighting Antisemitism
  • Excellence in Writing: Mike Bush
  • Sports Reporting: Cody’s Wish

KUSA, Denver, Colorado

  • Overall Excellence: 9NEWS: Trust is Earned
  • Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Una Vida Nueva
  • Excellence in Writing: For the People that Let Us In
  • Excellence in Video: Ma Kaing One Year Later
  • Feature Reporting: The Old Red Barn
  • Hard News: Arthur Roybal
  • News Documentary: Una Vida Nueva
  • Newscast: 9NEWS at 10: East High Shooting

KXTV, Sacramento, California

  • Excellence in Video: Pilgrimage to Manzanar
  • Sports Reporting: World Dwarf Games: Challenging Stereotypes

THV, Little Rock, Arkansas

  • Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Black Infertility & Donor Shortage
  • Excellence in Video: Losing a Legacy: Arkansas’ Duck Decline

WBNS, Columbus, Ohio

  • Breaking News Coverage: Charter Bus Crash

WCNC, Charlotte, North Carolina

  • Excellence in Innovation: WCNC Bringing Weather to Life
  • Digital: WCNC Online: Facts, Depth and Context


  • Breaking News Coverage: Lewiston Mass Shooting
  • Feature Reporting: Broken Lawnmower? There’s a Good Chance This 10 Year-Old Can Fix It

WFAA, Dallas, Texas

  • Overall Excellence: WFAA
  • Excellence in Writing: Noel, Wyndi, and a Little Christmas Spirit
  • Investigative Reporting: Broken Trust
  • Feature Reporting: My Biggest Fear
  • Hard News: A Story of Exploration
  • News Documentary: Let Us Die
  • Podcast: Y’all-itics: The Battle Over Immigration
  • Sports Reporting: Transcending Time

WHAS, Louisville, Kentucky

  • Overall Excellence: WHAS11

WOI, Des Moines, Iowa

  • News Series: Madison County Strong 1 Year Later

WTHR, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Excellence in Video: Backyard Glass

WTIC, Hartford, Connecticut

  • Excellence in Innovation: Innovations in Weather Storytelling
  • Excellence in Writing: From Pen to Paper to Pixels; Jim Altman Writes 2023

WTOL, Toledo, Ohio

  • Investigative Reporting: Up in Smoke
  • Continuing Coverage: When Justice Becomes an Injustice
  • News Series: The Hunt for Nancy’s Killer

WVEC, Norfolk, Virginia

  • Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Green Book

WWL, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Follow the Line
  • Excellence in Video: Follow the Line

WMAZ, Macon, Georgia

  • Excellence in Innovation: More than a Number: Giving a Face to the Victim and a Voice to the Family

WXIA, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Excellence in Writing: Kristin Crowley Composite: An Exceptional Problem
  • Continuing Coverage: Athens DA: A Problem with Politics or Public Safety?
  • News Series: Failure to Indict
  • Sports Reporting: Sacovie and Caroline

The Edward R. Murrow Awards are sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and honor outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism.


TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the greater good of our communities. Across platforms, TEGNA tells empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers innovative marketing solutions. With 64 television stations in 51 U.S. markets, TEGNA is the largest owner of top 4 network affiliates in the top 25 markets among independent station groups, reaching approximately 39 percent of all television households nationwide. TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks True Crime Network and Quest. TEGNA offers innovative solutions to help businesses reach consumers across television, digital and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.

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