Rockford, Sacramento Stations Are Tops With Murrow Awards

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

The 2018 RTDNA Edward R. Murrow winners have been announced.

In the Television categories, WREX-TV in Rockford, Ill., took home the Small Market Overall Excellence award while KCRA in Sacramento, Calif., won the Overall Excellence award in the Large Market category.

WVUE won two Murrows; one for the series State of Unrest in the Investigation category. This was a yearlong investigation into Louisiana State Police spending.

The other award was for the Continuing Coverage category for the story Cracking the Code, in partnership with The series breaks down the rising cost of healthcare in and around New Orleans.

In the Large Market category, KHOU won for its breaking news coverage of Hurricane Harvey.

The Tegna investigative unit, Atticus, based at WXIA in Atlanta, took home the Excellence in Innovation award. KING-TV won three awards: Excellence in Video, Feature Reporting and Best Website.

“These winning pieces revealed the tragedies of human trafficking, kept audiences safe and informed during devasting hurricanes and fires, and provided desperately sought information and context during too-common moments of violence,” said RTDNA executive director Dan Shelley.

You can view a full list of winners here. Awards will be issued at the Edward R Murrow Awards Gala in New York on Oct. 22.