CBS News topped the list of honored news organizations as the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards were handed out by the RTDNA. CBS came away with eight national awards, TVNewser reports.
ABC News, meanwhile, received the award for Overall Excellence. Last year that award went to Global News of Vancouver, B.C.
“CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley” won the awards for best newscast, feature reporting, and writing, while CBS's “60 Minutes” won best investigative reporting for “Lethal Medicine,” its report on a steroid that triggered a meningitis outbreak, the report notes.
"The CBS newsmagazine also won best news series for its Guantanamo Bay report, where Lesley Stahl was granted rare access to the prison camp. The network also won three radio awards," the story reports.
The report adds: "In addition to top honors, ABC News won best continuing coverage for its Oklahoma tornado coverage. The network also won in the hard news reporting category, recognized for 'Nightline’s' 'Raid in the Philippines' reporting, which investigated underage trafficking and prostitution in Subic Bay. ABC also won two radio awards, including for overall excellence."
NBC News' coverage of the Boston Marathon bombing earned the honor for best breaking news coverage, and “Dateline” won best use of sound and video for “Into the Death Zone,” covering an attempt to climb Mount Everest.