March 29, 2007
KGW Northwest Newschannel 8 Wins Region One Honors in 2007 Edward R. Murrow Awards
Belo Corp. Station Recognized for Continuing Coverage
PORTLAND, OR- KGW Northwest NewsChannel 8's coverage of missing Mt. Hood climbers, a story that captured the nation's attention, was recognized at the recent Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. Northwest NewsChannel 8 won two awards in the Region 1 Television Large Market Division. Region 1 is comprised of stations in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Montana. The awards, given out by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.
Northwest NewsChannel 8 won in the following categories:
Continuing Coverage - Search for Mt. Hood Climbers
Videography - Gibson Dreams
"Continuing coverage of breaking news events is the ultimate test of a newsroom's commitment and preparation. Our news staff excels in this area day in and day out," said Paul Fry, President and General Manager of Northwest NewsChannel 8. "We're honored that our efforts were recognized in this prestigious competition."
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