CBS 2 Chicago Wins Four Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards


CHICAGO (CBS) — CBS 2 Chicago won four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.

CBS 2 has been recognized for excellence in innovation, hard news, investigative reporting and current affairs series. The awards were announced Tuesday by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

The four winners will now participate in the national Murrow competition. Last year, CBS 2 received the prestigious Overall Excellence Award.

In the Excellence in Innovation category, the station won coverage for corroded streetlights that were falling and injuring residents. CBS 2 found poles all over town had been quietly corroding for years. The city knew this, but failed to fix them, putting security at risk.

In the Hard News category, CBS 2 was awarded for an interview with Marilyn Hartman, who for nearly 20 years traveled the world without a ticket. She became the American Serial Stowaway.

For investigative journalism, the station was honored for an article on state failure to protect a 10-year-old girl who was sexually abused by multiple men.

In the News Series category, CBS 2 won for its continuing story of botched raids by Chicago police and the trauma inflicted on innocent people.

Among the most prestigious in the field of news, the Murrow Awards honor local and national news stories that exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the community, according to the RTDNA website.


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