“World News with Diane Sawyer” Wins Murrow Award for Best Newscast
ABC News and ABC News Radio Recognized for Breaking News Coverage of Tragedy in Newtown
ABC News Radio Wins for Coverage of Superstorm Sandy and 2012 Presidential Election
It was announced today that the Radio Television Digital News Association recognized ABC News with five Edward R. Murrow Awards in the following categories:
Best Newscast - “World News with Diane Sawyer” | Tragedy at the Elementary School (WATCH)
Diane Sawyer anchored a special one-hour edition of “World News” from the Newtown United Methodist Church where people gathered throughout the night to pray for those impacted. ABC’s first-rate team of producers and correspondents reported on each aspect of this extremely emotional breaking news story during the hour. At the heart of the broadcast was Diane Sawyer’s inspiring interview with Kaitlyn Roig - one of the dedicated, resilient schoolteachers at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Breaking News Coverage - ABC News | Tragedy at the Elementary School
The entire news division is recognized for its exceptional breaking news coverage of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. That includes more than five hours of live coverage anchored by Diane Sawyer and David Muir, special editions of “World News with Diane Sawyer,” “Good Morning America,” “20/20,” ”Nightline,” ”This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and comprehensive coverage on ABC’s digital platforms. As the Nation mourned, it was left with vexing questions. ABC News dedicated the weeks ahead to a Search for Solutions. All broadcasts and platforms explored complex issues including mental illness, school safety, and guns.
Audio Breaking News Coverage - ABC News Radio | Tragedy at the Elementary School (LISTEN)
Hours before the full horror of the Newtown massacre was known, ABC’s Aaron Katersky rushed to Sandy Hook Elementary School and was the first network radio correspondent live from the scene as ABC News Radio began a day of extended coverage anchored by ABC’s Cheri Preston. Our coverage featured exclusive interviews with young survivors, parents and the hero teachers — as well as our team of legal and medical experts. Our coverage brought listeners into a national tragedy as it unfolded.
Audio Continuing Coverage - ABC News Radio | The Perfect Storm: Hurricane Sandy (LISTEN)
From the time Superstorm Sandy’s leading edge approached the Jersey Shore to when power finally came back on in lower Manhattan, ABC News Radio provided thorough, extensive coverage of the storm’s punch and lasting impact. At a time when many had lost power and were turning to the radio waves for the latest news and information, ABC News excelled. ABC News Radio stayed in those areas during the slow, painful recovery process, and continued to monitor progress in those areas still struggling months after the storm.
Audio News Series - ABC News Radio | Your Voice Your Vote (LISTEN)
This series of reports spanned a year-long news story – the presidential election and the campaign leading up to it. Each day we highlighted the storylines of the race for the White House – from the crowded Republican primaries all the way through the re-election of President Obama.
A full list of winners can be found here.