KLCC News Team Wins Regional Awards

May 29, 2020

The Radio Television Digital News Association has announced the winners of the 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in broadcast and digital journalism, technical expertise, and adherence to RTDNA’s Code of Ethics. Of the awards given to journalists, the Murrow Awards are among the most respected journalism awards in the world. KLCC News has won two Regional Murrow Awards:  Overall Excellence and Excellence in Writing.

Credit Brian Bull, Amy Brenneman, Tiffany Eckert, Rachael McDonald / KLCC

The Overall Excellence award included a newscast by KLCC’s Anni Katz, as well as stories by reporters Chris Lehman, Melorie Begay, Rachael McDonald, Brian Bull, Tiffany Eckert, and Amy Brenneman.  It is the second consecutive year KLCC has won a regional Murrow in this category and division (Small Market Radio).

The Excellence in Writing award went to reporter Brian Bull for his three stories:  Nearly Two Years’ Work by 100 Carvers Yields Totem Pole for Sheldon HighForests Increasingly Contending with Homeless Encampments’ Waste and Trashand Ghoulish Teams More than Shovel Ready for Coffin RacesIt is the second consecutive year that Bull has won a regional Murrow in this category and division (Small Market Radio).

The Society for Professional Journalists has recognized two KLCC stories for their 2019 Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards.

Chris Lehman was awarded for best feature reporting for his story, Oregon Lawmakers Consider Expansion of Oregon’s Death With Dignity Law.

Rachael McDonald was runner-up winner for Environment and Natural Disaster Reporting for her story: The McKenzie, A Resilient River, That story is part of KLCC’s year-long series on Oregon Natural Resources and Resiliency funded by the UO Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics.

Credit Rachael McDonald, Chris Lehman