With eight overall awards, CBS News led the way in the RTDNA’s 2014 Edward R. Murrow Awards.
The Overall Excellence award, which last year went to Vancouver, BC’s Global News, was awarded to ABC News.
“CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” won best newscast, feature reporting, and writing. “60 Minutes” won best investigative reporting for its “lethal medicine” report, which examined a steroid that spurred a deadly outbreak of meningitis.
The CBS newsmagazine also won best news series for its Guantanamo Bay report, where Lesley Stahl was granted rare access to the prison camp. The network also won three radio awards.
In addition to top honors, ABC News won best continuing coverage for its Oklahoma tornado coverage. The network also won in the hard news reporting category, recognized for “Nightline’s” “Raid in the Philippines” reporting, which investigated underage trafficking and prostitution in Subic Bay. ABC also won two radio awards, including for overall excellence.
NBC News won best breaking news coverage for its Boston Marathon bombing reporting. “Dateline” was recognized for best use of sound and video for its “Into the Death Zone” report which followed three young people trying to conquer Everest.
TVSpy reports on the regional award winners.