WCVB Win 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award for ‘Overall Excellence’

By Aneya Fernando 


Boston’s WCVB has reason to celebrate: Last night, at the 2014 Murrow Awards ceremony in New York (presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association) the ABC affiliate won the national Edward R. Murrow award for “Overall Excellence” in the Television (large market) category. This is the second time in three years the station has won this award.

The “Overall Excellence” award recognizes WCVB’s collective work from the past year, including its extensive coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing as well as its newscasts, breaking news, continuing coverage, investigations, features, weather and sports.


“It’s an incredible honor to receive the National Murrow award for the second time in three years,” WCVB president and general manager Bill Fine said in a statement. “An award of this caliber, that’s bestowed by our peers, is the highest form of praise.” 

WCVB news director Andrew Vrees added, “I am extremely proud of our entire team’s collective efforts in this remarkable year of news. We have a newsroom filled with skilled and dedicated journalists, and this National Murrow award is a testament to their extraordinary talent and hard work.”

(Pictured, from left to right: Hearst Corporation director David Barrett, Hearst Television president Jordan Wertlieb, WCVB assistant news director Gerry Wardwell, WCVB anchor Ed Harding, WCVB news director Andrew Vrees, Hearst Television vice president of news Barbara Maushard and WCVB president and general manager Bill Fine)