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WISN 12 News Honored with Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Station receives top honors for newscast and breaking news coverage

By - May 12th, 2020 01:16 pm

MILWAUKEE, WIS. (May 12, 2020) – WISN 12 News has been honored with two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The top honors recognize 2019 efforts for newscast and breaking news.

“We are extremely honored to have earned these very special and prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for what they symbolize,” says Jan Wade, President and General Manager of WISN 12. “But we are most importantly grateful to the viewers of Southeastern Wisconsin for continuing to depend on 12 News coverage of the important local stories that impact their lives,” added Wade.

WISN 12 was presented with the award for breaking news for coverage of a Milwaukee police officer killed in the line of duty. The award for newscast was presented for the station’s coverage of the Waukesha South High School shooting.

“This year was full of tough, important stories for the Milwaukee area,” says Ben Hart, news director of WISN 12. “We are excited to be recognized as we work to keep deep, fair coverage a priority in this fast-moving news landscape.

The RTDNA presents the awards annually to recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. The regional Edward R. Murrow commendations qualify stations for consideration for the organization’s national awards which are presented in the fall.

Additional information about the Murrow Awards can be found at the RTDNA website.

About WISN 12 and Hearst Television

WISN 12, the ABC station in Milwaukee, is owned by Hearst Television Inc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hearst Corporation.  Hearst Television owns and operates local television and radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more.  Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies, and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service.  Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.  The Company’s Web address iswww.hearsttelevision.com.

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