KARE 11 News has won a National Edward R. Murrow Award for "Spot News Coverage" of the I-35W bridge collapse.
KARE 11 had continuous coverage for six hours when the old I-35W bridge fell during rush hour on August 1, 2007 killing 13 people and injuring many others.
The National Edward R. Murrow Awards winners were announced Tuesday morning. KARE is the only media outlet in the Twin Cities to win a national award for 2007.
This is KARE's 13th National Edward R. Murrow Award.
"It's a wonderful honor and recognition of the tremendous amount of tough, consistent and sensitive work the entire staff put in to make this possible," said KARE 11 News Director Tom Lindner.
Previous National Edward R. Murrow Award winners:
1994 - Sports-Large Staff-"Miesville Mudhens"/Television Large Market
1997 - Overall Excellence/Television Large Market
1998 - Use of Video/Television Large Market
1999 - Feature Reporting-"Baby Loon"/Television Large Market
2000 - Spot News Coverage-"Grass Fire"/Television Large Market
2001 - Overall Excellence/Television Large Market
2002 - Writing-Boyd Huppert Compilation/Television Large Market
2004 - Overall Excellence/Television Large Market
2004 - Sports Reporting-"Troy Bell"/Television Large Market
2005 - Writing-"Dana Thiede Compilation"/Television Large Market
2006 - Writing-"Joe Fryer Compilation"/Television Large Market
2006 - Sports Reporting-"Kid Wrestlers"/Television Large Market
The Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) has honored outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.
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