CNN, PBS, HBO Honored with 2017 Overseas Press Club Awards

By Chris Ariens 

CNN’s Clarissa Ward and her team are among the winners of the 78th annual Overseas Press Club Awards. Ward and the CNN team are being honored with the David Kaplan Award for spot news reporting for their series Undercover in Syria. PBS’s Frontline is also being honored for their reporting from Syria taking home the David A. Andelman and Pamela Title Award for their report Children of Syria.

The Edward R. Murrow Award for best TV documentary goes to PBS POV for a What Tomorrow Brings, a look into struggle for women’s rights in Afghanistan. The Peter Jennings Award for best longform TV documentary goes to HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel for their story The Lords of the Rings, a deep dive into the IOC.

PBS NewsHour wins the Robert Spiers Benjamin Award for reporting from Latin America. Other honorees include Bloomberg Businessweek, Huffington Post, NPR, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post.

The OPC is America’s oldest association dedicated to international news. The winners will be honored April 27 at a dinner in New York. CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker will deliver the keynote address. HuffPost EIC Lydia Polgreen is the night’s emcee.