NEW YORK, NY -- (October 12, 2020) – Recognizing the very best in broadcast journalism, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) honored NBC 4 New York / WNBC with a national Edward R. Murrow Award for top large market television newscast. The award was presented Saturday evening for the station’s December 10, 2019 coverage of the deadly Jersey City shootout.
“Our news team did a remarkable job covering a very difficult story. I am proud of their hard work on this day – and every day, and thank everyone who contributed to our Jersey City coverage,” said Eric Lerner, NBC 4 New York President and General Manager.
NBC 4 New York’s 11 PM newscast included expanded team coverage of the day’s events, encompassing the murder of Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals, the deadly shootout at a Jersey City kosher market, the subsequent law enforcement investigation and reaction from the Tri-State and beyond. The newscast can be accessed by clicking here.
“The developing events of this day effected so many people. We needed to be at our very best reporting updates and how to stay safe. To be recognized with this prestigious national honor is a special way to underscore the importance of our work,” said Amy Morris, NBC 4 New York Vice President of News.
Since 1971, RTDNA has recognized outstanding work produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. The regional Edward R. Murrow Awards honor the best local broadcast and electronic journalism around the country. For a complete and detailed list of all the 2020 regional Edward R. Murrow Award winners, please access the RTDNA website here.
For more information on NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.
About NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for more than 75 years.
The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast.
In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.
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