DENVER -- FOX31 Denver News at 9 was honored with the Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for “Best Newscast” by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) on Tuesday. We’d like to thank our peers at the RTDNA and our loyal viewers we serve every day for this prestigious honor.
“I’m proud of the newscasts we produce day in and day out and I’m very excited that the team is being honored,” said Holly Gauntt, KDVR and KWGN vice president of news and digital content.
“Best Newscast” was awarded for the 9 p.m. broadcast on June 24, 2015, which was largely devoted to coverage of dangerous storms and flooding that hit the Denver metro area earlier that day. The newscast profiled water rescues, damage to neighborhoods and storm cleanup.
Arash Mosaleh produced the award-winning newscast that featured anchors Jeremy Hubbard and Deborah Takahara, chief meteorologist Dave Fraser and several members of FOX31 Denver’s reporting team.
“We appreciate that the Murrow judges felt that FOX31 produces the best newscast in Denver, and the entire region, and we hope that viewers will turn to FOX31 and find out why this team received this award,” said Joan Barrett, KDVR and KWGN vice president and general manager. “Day in and day out, this team produces quality journalism and extends our Problem Solvers brand by helping those in our communities facing real issues.”
The RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism and has been honoring outstanding achievements in radio, television and online journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession.