Raycom Media television stations and those managed by Raycom Media have been honored with multiple 2017 RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Awards in their regions. WVUE-TV (FOX) in New Orleans, WAFB-TV (CBS) in Baton Rouge and WWBT-TV (NBC) in Richmond, VA received Overall Excellence Awards. WTOL-TV (CBS) in Toledo, OH won an award in the category of Sports Reporting. WAVE-TV (NBC) in Louisville, KY won an award in the Hard News category and HawaiiNewsNow.com won Best Website in its region.
"I want to congratulate those recognized with Regional Murrow Awards. Raycom Media is committed to seeking out the truth and delivering quality journalism across multiple platforms, every day, in each market we serve." said Pat LaPlatney, Raycom Media President and CEO.
In addition to the Overall Excellence Awards, WVUE was recognized with ten more awards, WAFB another eight, and WWBT earned an additional two in their regions.
The Edward R. Murrow award recognizes the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard in the field of electronic journalism. The complete list of Regional Murrow winners can be found here. All regional winners advance to the national competition. The National Murrow Award winners will be announced in June.