ABC News takes Overall Excellence awards in television and radio, the first time that a news organization has won both in a decade
ABC News achieved a rare feat with the 2014 National Edward R. Murrow Awards on Wednesday, winning both the Overall Excellence in Television and Overall Excellence in Radio honors — the first time in 10 years that a single news division has taken both awards in the same year.
All told, ABC News won five Murrow Awards. In addition to the Overall Excellence twofer, the organization won the Continuing Coverage award for its coverage of the Oklahoma tornadoes last year; the Hard News award for its coverage of the sex trade in the Philippines; and the Breaking News Radio award for its coverage following the Boston marathon bombings.
CBS, meanwhile, carved out its own distinction by winning eight awards, the most of any news organization this year. CBS News scored five awards, with CBS Radio News racked up three wins. On the television front, “CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley” took three honors while “60 Minutes” scored two wins.
While the winners were announced Wednesday by the Radio, Television & Digital News Assn., the awards will be presented Oct. 6 in New York.
Read the full list of national Murrow Awards winners here.