WTOP honored with 9 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

WASHINGTON — WTOP is the winner of nine regional Edward R. Murrow Awards this year, the Radio Television Digital News Association revealed Wednesday.

The annual awards recognize achievements in digital and broadcast journalism. WTOP is being honored in categories such as excellence in innovation, excellence in sound and overall excellence, for both the digital and on-air team.

Here’s the full list:

Overall Excellence: WTOP and WTOP.com

Overall excellence (WTOP-FM)

Newscast: WTOP — June 14th, 2017, for the day of the Congressional baseball shooting

Newscast: June 14, 2017 at 1 p.m. (WTOP-FM)

Breaking News Coverage: WTOP — Congressional baseball shooting

Breaking: Congressional baseball shooting (WTOP-FM)

Excellence in Sound: Jason Fraley — “La La Land

Interview with 'La La Land' composer Justin Hurwitz (WTOP's Jason Fraley )

Excellence in Writing: Chris Core — “Core Values

Core Values: Feb. 22, April 18 and Aug. 23 (WTOP's Chris Core)

Investigative Reporting: Megan Cloherty — “Carlos Bell

July 2017 — Carlos Bell investigation (WTOP's Megan Cloherty)

News Series: J.J. Green — “Anatomy of a Russian Attack

September 2017 — Anatomy of a Russian Attack (WTOP's J.J. Green)

Sports Reporting: John Domen — “Running for a Fallen Blue Angel

October 2017 — Blue Angels widow runs her 1st marathon (WTOP's John Domen)

Excellence in Innovation: Neal Augenstein — “The Investigation Continues,” with credit to Ginger Whitaker, Tiffany Arnold and Omama Altaleb.

Next, WTOP is up for national recognition in these categories.

Also this month, WTOP took home the NAB Crystal Heritage Award, given by the National Association of Broadcasters. The award honors stations that display a commitment to serving the community.

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