ABC, CBS, CNN, HBO Were Among the Outlets Honored at This Year’s RTDNA Murrow Awards Gala

By A.J. Katz 

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The RTDNA held their annual Edward R. Murrow Awards gala yesterday evening at Gotham Hall in New York. Among the TV newsers who handed out Murrow Awards at the black-tie event –which has honored the best in TV and radio journalism on a local and on a national level since 1971– were CBS This Morning-Saturday co-host Michelle Miller, CBS News Radio White House correspondent Steven Portnoy, ABC World News Tonight anchor David Muir, CNN correspondent Leyla Santiago, and NBC News correspondent Harry Smith.

ABC World News Tonight with David Muir won best television network newscast, CBS World News Roundup won best radio newscast, and CBS News won the Overall Excellence award for a television network.

Here’s the full list of winners, which was announced earlier this year.

Below are a list of those who accepted awards on behalf of national network and cable news outlets:

  • Television Network – Overall Excellence – CBS News
  • Television Network – Newscast: David Muir, ABC News
  • Television Network – Breaking News Coverage (Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport): NBC News
  • Television Network – Continuing Coverage (Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico): CNN
  • Television Network – Excellence in Innovation (Eclipse of the Century): CNN
  • Television Network – Excellence in Writing (60 Minutes:The Isle of Egg): CBS News
  • Television Network – Hard News (Inside the Marines’ fight against the Taliban in Afghanistan): Vice News Tonight on HBO
  • Television Network – Investigative Reporting (60 Minutes and The Washington Post: Too Big to Prosecute): CBS News and The Washington Post
  • Television Network – News Series (The Unwanted): ABC News
  • Television Network – Website:
  • Television Network – Excellence in Innovation: Jason Farkas, VP GM of CNN Business
  • Television Network – Continuing Coverage: Leyla Santiago, Correspondent CNN
  • Television Network – Hard News: Sebastian Walker, Correspondent Vice News Tonight on HBO
  • Television Network – News Series: Bob Woodruff, Correspondent ABC News
  • Radio Network – Overall Excellence: CBS News Radio
  • Radio Network – Breaking News Coverage (Las Vegas Massacre): CBS News Radio
  • Radio Network – Excellence in Writing: Dave Ross, CBS News Radio
  • Radio Network – News Series (America’s Fentanyl Crisis): ABC News Radio
  • Radio Network – Newscast: CBS World News Roundup, CBS News Radio