MINNEAPOLIS, May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On April 23, 2019 KARE 11 was honored with eight Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including the highest achievement awarded for Overall Excellence.
The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) 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 electronic journalism.
“This recognition is an incredible honor for the entire KARE 11 team,” said President and General Manager John Remes. “It further motivates every one of us to continue delivering quality reporting that serves the greater good of the community.”
Honored for significant contributions to the media industry and local community, reporter Boyd Huppert received an Excellence in Writing award along with 3 Edward R. Murrow Awards for Feature Reporting, Sports Reporting and Hard News. Boyd’s passion for storytelling has helped redefine journalism, through work like “Land of 10,000 Stories.” Recognized along with Boyd Huppert are photojournalists Chad Nelson, Kevin Sullivan, Rob Collett, Jeff Wiltgen, Ferlon Webster Jr., Adam Jukkola and Jason Steussy.
“These awards recognize the tremendous, impactful storytelling taking place every day across our company,” said Stuart Boslow, Director of Content. “Congratulations to our honorees and to all of the Murrow winners who are making a difference.”
In addition, reporter A.J. Lagoe and the KARE 11 Investigates Team took home 3 awards for News Series, News Documentary and Investigative Reporting. This included honors for “A Pattern of Denial,” a two-year investigation exposing the Department of Veterans Affairs for wrongly denying legitimate emergency medical claims, leaving veterans stuck with bills they should not owe.
“KARE 11 has long been known for impactful investigative work that brings change to those who need it most. These investigations did just that, shining a light on significant local issues and holding the powerful accountable,” said Stacey Nogy, Director of News. “I want to applaud A.J. Lagoe, Steve Eckert, Gary Knox, photographer Kevin Sullivan and the entire KARE 11 investigative unit for outstanding, purpose-driven reporting that served the greater good.”
KARE is the only TV station in the Twin Cities market to be selected as a Regional Murrow winner in any category. Winners automatically advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition to be announced in June.
About KARE 11
KARE 11 is a national award-winning leader in local news and information that serves greater Minneapolis-St. Paul and western Wisconsin on television, online and on mobile platforms. To date, KARE 11 has been honored 17 times with the National Edward R. Murrow award for Journalism Excellence from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
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