KBIA Wins Five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, Shares One

Apr 23, 2015

On April 23 the Radio and Television Digital News Association awarded KBIA five prestigious Edward R. Murrow awards for our work as a small-market radio station in region 5.  These awards recognize "the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world"   

KBIA is honored in receipt of RTDNA's Overall Excellence award for our original news reporting. You can listen to KBIA's entry for the Overall Excellence category here.

Our report Youth in Ferguson: 'I want more for my city than what it is now'  won in the category of Best Feature Reporting, and was reported by Katie Hiler, Austin Federa, Hope Kirwan and Bram Sable-Smith.

We are also proud to receive two awards for our feature report Heartland, Missouri, reported by KBIA News Director Ryan Famuliner and MU Convergence student Abigail Keel, with contributors Casey Morell and Janet Saidi. The special report, nearly a year in the making, won for Best Investigative Reporting, and Best Writing

For a third year straight KBIA received the award for Best News Website for our digital storytelling and content. Here is KBIA's entry in that category this year

KBIA's Harvest Public Media reporter Kris Husted also shares an award for New Series in region 5's large-market radio category for his piece in the series Tossed Out: Food Waste in America