ABC News Recognized with Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence in Both Television and Radio

ABC News President James Goldston sent the following email to the news division staff at 11am:

Team, I'm extremely proud to announce that ABC News has won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards for Overall Excellence in Television and Overall Excellence in Radio for the third year in a row – an historic first. We were awarded eight Murrows in total, which is the largest number in almost a decade. The RTDNA judges praised the breadth and depth of our journalism, writing ABC News stood out during an extraordinary year for solid coverage of the world’s events and for embracing news coverage of the future, through the use of virtual reality and other innovative next generation storytelling tools and techniques. These wins mean so much to us because they recognize the hard work of every single person here. They reflect your tenacious commitment to reporting and innovative storytelling - and working as one seamless team to make it all possible. Your unwavering passion, commitment and teamwork drive us forward every day. Thank you for all that you do! James

Overall Excellence – Television The Staff of ABC News

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------ Breaking News Coverage - TV ABC News - Baltimore: A City on Edge The entire news division quickly mobilized to provide exceptional breaking news coverage as the city of Baltimore erupted in chaos. ------

Series - TV Nightline: Face to Face These pieces explored the undeniable power of a face-to-face encounter, with stories about an incarcerated man and the prosecutor who put him in jail, fathers behind bars and their young children, and a mother and daughter who had not seen each other in decades. ------

Use of Video Inside North Korea It’s the first time a virtual reality piece has ever won this category. This cutting edge project took viewers on a rare trip through the capital city of Pyongyang, culminating with leader Kim Jong Un celebrating amongst a crowd of thousands at a military parade. ------

Website ABCNews.com From the streets of North Korea to the market stalls in Syria, ABCNews.com has given viewers unprecedented on-the-ground coverage and led the way as the go-to source for news and information in digital. The team delivered an unprecedented look at stories with a global impact, from the complexities of the refugee crisis and shedding light on ISIS to groundbreaking investigations, short documentaries and an epic 40-hour livestream packed with original programming. ------

Breaking News – Radio The San Bernardino Shooting ABC News Radio When terror struck at home, radio captured those terrifying moments as police searched for an active shooter and families tried to account for their loved ones. The team was on the air live during that tense search and stayed on to bring listeners the dramatic end to the manhunt. ------

Hard News - Radio The Paris Attacks: One Week Later ABC News Radio The toll that November night was devastating. Radio's coverage wove together stories from the attack’s survivors with sound from that awful night, capturing a poignant picture of all that was lost.