CBS News Snags DuPont Award For Syria Coverage

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By Alex Weprin Comment

The Alfred I duPont-Columbia University Awards have been handed out, and among the winners was CBS News and correspondent Clarissa Ward, for her “CBS Evening News” series on Syria.

“To report this extraordinary series of nine stories, Ward entered Syria posing as a tourist carrying only a small camera,” the judges noted.

Current TV also took home an award for its “Vanguard” special about “Arming the Mexican Cartel.” Following the award Current announced that the program would return with new episodes next year.

A number of local radio and TV stations and print outlets also received awards. The full list of winners can be viewed here.