For Immediate Release May 26, 2022
Washington, D.C. – WTOP was honored with three Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards this week by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
WTOP National Security correspondent JJ Green’s COVID Conspiracy series was recognized in the News Series category for its coverage of a secret plot by Russia to spread lies and disinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines. In the Digital category, WTOP.com took home a regional award for coverage of news events throughout 2021 including coronavirus, cicadas and the scandal at D.C.’s crime lab. WTOP also received recognition in the Newscast category for coverage of the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
“The journalists in our newsroom are dedicated, passionate individuals who want to make a difference in their communities,” said Julia Ziegler, WTOP’s Director of News and Programming. “We are so honored to be recognized with 3 regional Edward R. Murrow awards.”
The RTDNA first established the Murrow awards in 1971 to pay tribute to Edward R. Murrow and his many journalism accomplishments. Annually presented by the RTDNA, the Edward R. Murrow Awards recognize outstanding achievements in journalism on the regional and national level.
WTOP now advances to the national round of the competition where it will compete against regional winners from across the country.
WTOP serves the Washington D.C. metro area 24/7 with news, traffic and weather. WTOP can be heard on 103.5 FM, 107.7 FM and 103.9 FM. WTOP’s live stream and news content are available on any device at WTOP.com, the WTOP app and on smart speaker devices. WTOP and its sister news operation, Federal News Network, are owned by Hubbard Radio, LLC.