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Friday, May 07, 2021

Texas Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards winners 2021


The 2021 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award winners were announced and here is the list of Texas winners from large and small market TV and radio.

TEGNA, who let's face it, battles it out with Nexstar to see who can own the most Texas stations (Don't ask me for numbers, I can't count that high!), issued a release saying it won more regional Murrows than any other broadcast television group if you look at the overall nation.  

But all I care about is the Lone Star State...

Some Texas highlights, TEGNA noted, are for WFAA 8 Dallas which won for excellence in innovation recognizing, "news organizations that innovate their product to enhance the quality of journalism and the audience’s understanding of news."  WFAA also took home the newest award, excellence in diversity, equity, and inclusion for "outstanding advocacy journalism tackling the topic of diversity, racial injustice and/or inequality."

Here are other Texas highlights noted by TEGNA:

WFAA, Dallas

Overall Excellence: WFAA

Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: While I Have Your Attention

Excellence in Innovation: WFAA Education Innovations

Investigative Reporting: Banking Below 30

Feature Reporting: A GOOD HEART

News Series: While I Have Your Attention

Excellence in Video: “Upended”

Sports Reporting: Breaking Barriers: Jerry LeVias

KHOU, Houston

Breaking News Coverage: Houston Explosion

Excellence in Sound: Coach Burns

KWES, Midland-Odessa

Feature Reporting: A Perfect Match

A release from Audacy (former Entercom, CBS Radio) noted wins for KRLD-AM in DFW:

Breaking News Coverage
Protests against the death of George Floyd and police brutality
Newsradio 1080 KRLD Dallas

KRLD 8pm News
Newsradio 1080 KRLD Dallas

As I noted above, here is the full list of all the Texas station winners for radio and TV.  Why were these stations featured above the others?  I don't think the Murrow people want me copying the full list of Texas winners to my blog and the above issued press releases first. Simple as that.

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