Nexstar Media Group Stations Win Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Leading Locally Produced News Programming and Journalistic Excellence

Murrow Awards Highlight Nexstar’s Commitment to Delivering Critical Local News Coverage and Lifesaving Information in times of Emergency


IRVING, Texas – The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the regional winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards this week, with the local news operations of Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. receiving a total of twenty-seven regional awards of which four awards were given for Overall Excellence. This year, several of the Company’s award-winning entries highlighted the critical local news coverage and essential services provided by Nexstar stations to ensure the safety of local communities in times of emergency.

Tim Busch, President of Nexstar Broadcasting commented, “From the very beginning, Nexstar has cultivated an organization-wide commitment to localism through the production of unique local content that is relevant to each of the communities we serve. For that reason, Nexstar Broadcasting and our award-winning stations are honored to be recognized by the RTDNA for the work we do every day to uphold our promise to deliver local programming that engages, entertains and informs our local audiences. From breaking news coverage to investigative reporting – we produce and distribute over 200,000 hours of local news annually and tell the local stories that matter to our viewers and their families. In times of disaster and tragedy, our local stations and dedicated news personnel also take the lead in delivering critical local information and weather coverage to ensure the safety of area residents. We are extraordinarily proud of our strong standing in our local markets and these prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards reflect the exceptional service our teams provide to their local communities.”

“Nexstar’s more than 3,500 local journalists are dedicated to delivering engaging experiences that create lasting connections with local audiences through our innovative local content creation and community involvement,” added Jerry Walsh, VP of Local Content Development at Nexstar Media Group. “We applaud our stations and our journalists that are being honored by the RTDNA. Their award-winning productions reflect our Company’s mission of providing the local viewers we serve with the highest quality local news programming and service. Nexstar’s organization-wide local community commitment remains at the very heart of everything we do and we are proud that our stations continue to deliver best-in-class news coverage across all screens and devices.”

Below is the complete list of Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for Nexstar operations:

Overall Excellence

  • WFLA – Tampa
  • WWLP – Springfield
  • WRIC – Richmond
  • KHON – Honolulu

Best Newscast

  • WKBN – Youngstown
  • WWLP – Springfield

Breaking News Coverage

  • KGET – Bakersfield
  • KARK – Little Rock
  • WRIC – Richmond

Excellence in Innovation

  • KGET – Bakersfield
  • WLNS – Lansing
  • News Documentary
  • KHON – Honolulu

Investigative Reporting

  • KLAS – Las Vegas

Feature Reporting

  • KAMR – Amarillo
  • WIVB – Buffalo


  • KXAN – Austin

Excellence in Sound

  • WEHT – Evansville
  • WPRI – Providence

Excellence in Writing

  • WEHT – Evansville

Sports Reporting

  • WANE – Fort Wayne
  • WIAT – Birmingham
  • WETM – Elmira

Hard News

  • WPRI – Providence
  • WTEN – Albany

Excellence in Social Media

  • WROC – Rochester
  • WFLA – Tampa

Continuing Coverage

  • WMBB – Panama City

The RTDNA has been recognizing outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.

About Nexstar Media Group, Inc.

Nexstar Media Group is a leading diversified media company that leverages localism to bring new services and value to consumers and advertisers through its traditional media, digital and mobile media platforms. Nexstar owns, operates, programs or provides sales and other services to 174 television stations and related digital multicast signals reaching 100 markets or approximately 39% of all U.S. television households. Nexstar’s portfolio includes primary affiliates of NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, MyNetworkTV and The CW. Nexstar’s community portal websites offer additional hyper-local content and verticals for consumers and advertisers, allowing audiences to choose where, when and how they access content while creating new revenue opportunities. For more information please visit


Jerry Walsh

VP of Local Content Development

Nexstar Media Group, Inc.



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