WASHINGTON - WTOP has won three regional Edward R. Murrow awards including a win for best investigative reporting.
The Radio Television Digital News Association announced the regional winners Thursday. The 2013 awards recognize the best journalism that radio, television and online news organizations produce.
WTOP was honored in the Breaking News category for its team coverage of superstorm Sandy. Former Sprawl and Crawl reporter Adam Tuss was honored for his work investigating Metrobus crashes. And Brennan Haselton was recognized for his sports story about foosball.
"This is another proud moment for the talented journalists in the WTOP newsroom. While the D.C. region knows and respects WTOP for breaking news and superior programming, it's an honor to be recognized by our peers," says Program Director Laurie Cantillo.
The winning reports will be entered into the national competition for large market radio stations, which will be judged this summer and awarded in New York in October.
WTOP's sister station WFED won for Best Website and will also compete for a national award.
Including these three Edward R. Murrow awards, WTOP has won 11 major journalism awards for work produced during the past year, says Senior News Director Mike McMearty.
"It's an honor to be recognized by the RTDNA judges with three Edward R. Murrow awards - truly the gold standard in our profession. These awards are a reflection of the dedication, motivation and professionalism of the entire WTOP newsroom staff," McMearty says.
Listen to WTOP's winning entries:
"A Date with Sandy"<br> <i>WTOP News Team</I>
"Metro Bus Crashes" <br> <i>Adam Tuss </i>
"Foosball Tourney"<br> <i>Brennan Haselton</i>
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