CBS News, Dateline NBC, Fusion Among duPont Award Winners

By Chris Ariens 

CBS, NBC, and HBO are among the 75th annual Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award winners.

Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism announced the top awards in investigative broadcast journalism today. In addition to several local TV news stations, PBS’s Frontline will take home two awards, for Escaping ISIS and Children of Syria.

The other winners among the broadcast networks include Dateline NBC for Kate Snow‘s interview with more than two dozen Bill Cosby accusers; CBS News’s series of stories on the European migrant crises; and Fusion’s investigation called The Naked Truth: Death by Fentanyl.


ESPN’s O.J.: Made in America will also win a duPont Award. “One of the most infamous crime stories of the 20th century,” the judges said, “was masterfully reexamined in this nearly eight-hour documentary that provided a sobering lens through which to see race, celebrity, history and American culture.”

The awards ceremony, to be held next month, will include a Tribute to the late Gwen Ifill.