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KING 5 Wins More Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards Than Any News Station in the Country

Station takes home 11 of the 17 awards including overall excellence, investigative reporting and multimedia
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SEATTLE — The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) this week honored KING 5 with eleven 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, more than any local broadcast outlet across the country.

Of the 17 categories for the Northwest region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington), KING 5 was recognized in 11 categories. For the sixth year in a row, the station received the distinguished award for overall excellence. KING 5’s parent company, TEGNA, was honored with 88 total Regional Murrow Awards across 29 of their stations, winning more awards than any other local broadcast news group.

“Murrow Award-winning journalism upholds the guiding principles of RTDNA’s Code of Ethics: truth, accuracy, fairness, context, independence, transparency and accountability for consequences,” said RTDNA Chairman Terence Shepherd. “Displaying technical excellence, creativity and innovation, this year’s winners have empowered audiences across the country to make more informed decisions for themselves and to become closer to their communities.”

Among the honors were three awards for the KING 5 investigative team, including continuing coverage, investigative reporting and news series. KING 5’s YouTube documentary, Bob’s Choice, was the catalyst for four awards, including multimedia, excellence in social media, excellence in video and excellence in writing.

“These awards speak to the incredible teamwork of the entire KING 5 News staff,” said Pete Saiers, KING 5 News Director.  “I am especially proud of the work our team continues to do on a daily basis to live up to our accountability-focused mission of “Stand for Truth,” and their dedication to smart and engaging storytelling.”



Overall Excellence
KING 5 news staff


Continuing Coverage
Money Down the Drain
Ryan Coe, Kevin Glantz, Chris Ingalls, Greg Thies


Excellence in Social Media
Bob's Choice
Joseph Huerta, KING 5 digital team, John Sharify


Excellence in Sound
Matt Mrozinski


Excellence in Video
The Life of Bob Fuller
Joseph Huerta

Excellence in Writing
Sharify Stories
John Sharify

Hard News
Ted and Ann
Greg Copeland, Kevin Glantz, Mike Perry, Tess Wagner

Investigative Reporting

Veterans for Profit

Ryan Coe, Susannah Frame, Kevin Glantz


Breaking news of the crane collapse

Boomers at Bangor

Reddit AMA” 

Red light cameras


KING 5 digital team, Taylor Mirfendereski


News Series

Veterans for Profit

Ryan CoeSusannah Frame, Kevin Glantz

Sports Reporting

Gee and Jerry

Chris Egan, Mike Perry


The awards recognize the best in electronic journalism produced by radio, television and digital news organizations around the world. This year, RTDNA awarded more than 750 regional awards in 14 regions. Winning entries now advance to the national RTDNA competition, which includes digital news organizations and network competitors. National winners will be announced in June.