NBC News Wins Edward R. Murrow Award for ‘Overall Excellence’ in Network TV News

By A.J. Katz 

The RTDNA announced its 2022 Edward R. Murrow Award winners—and they spanned the broadcast network news landscape.

“The Edward R. Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in journalism,” RTDNA President and CEO Dan Shelley said in a statement. “More than 750 Regional Murrow winners advanced to the national competition—and over the past few months, an expert panel of journalists has meticulously reviewed and deliberated over every entry. That’s why I’m confident in saying today’s winners represent the absolute best of the best. So let me be the first to say congratulations to our newest National Edward R. Murrow Award winners.”

NBC News had a notable year. The organization won the “Overall Excellence” Network TV category. NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt won the “Newscast” category—and MSNBC won the “Breaking News Coverage” category for its Jan. 6 siege coverage. Additionally, MSNBC’s On Assignment with Richard Engel: Our House won the “News Documentary” category. NBCLX (owned by NBCU) won the “News Series” category for Dying to Be Wrong: Price of Covid Misinformation


ABC News earned a number of wins as well. The organization won the “Continuing Coverage” category for its Climate Crisis: Saving Tomorrow series. ABC News also won the “Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” category for its Soul of a Nation series. Additionally, ABC’s Nightline won the “Sports Reporting” category for
Nightline: Out of Bounds.

Over at CBS, The CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell: On The Road with Steve Hartman won this year’s “Excellence in Writing” Murrow award. CBS Sunday Morning: Shots Fired won the “Hard News” category and 60 Minutes won the “Investigative Report” category for Prince v. Spy.

Univision News Digital Portfolio earned a Murrow award in the “Digital” category, while PBS NewsHour’s On Our Minds with Noah & Zion won the Podcast category.

How about radio network news? CBS News Radio earned “Overall Excellence” and its flagship newscast World News Roundup won the “Newscast” category.

Outside of those two categories, ABC News Radio had a solid showing. It won the “Breaking News Coverage” category for Chaos at the Capitol, the “Continuing Coverage” category for Race in America, the “Excellence in Sound” category for Start Here: Kentucky Tornado, the “Hard News” category for Gun Violence in America/Defining the Problem and the “News Series” category for Accountable.

To view the complete national winner list here.

Winners will be celebrated at the Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala on Oct. 10 in New York.