SAN JOSE, CA -- (May 13, 2020) – Recognizing the best in broadcast and electronic journalism across the country, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awarded NBC BAY AREA four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for journalistic excellence.

These prestigious honors were awarded to NBC Bay Area for:

  • Excellence in Innovation: Recognizing NBC Bay Area’s launch of “Synced In,” an Instagram news show. The show was hailed for its unique approach to engaging a millennial audience through social media, delivering stories they care about at a speed that moves as fast as they do. "Synced In" on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. "Synced In" is also available as a weekly program in Spanish as "Conectados Contigo" on @telemundo48.
  • Excellence in Social Media: Recognizing NBC Bay Area for keeping its viewers informed and engaged across a wide array of news topics over multiple social media platforms. Content ranged from coverage of the 30th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, to breaking news coverage of the Kincade wildfire that included data-driven maps, to an immersive tour of the Warriors new Chase Center, in addition to other hyperlocal digital original stories.

  • Multimedia: Recognizing NBC Bay Area for its commitment to producing engaging multimedia content through immersive storytelling that included: an Instagram/IGTV news show (Synced In), a new Silicon Valley business podcast (Sand Hill Road), a YouTube behind-the-story series (Hey Abbey), a digital-first investigation (Derailed), and our first fully-animated investigative explainer (on California’s high speed rail).

  • Best Podcast: Recognizing NBC Bay Area’s breakout Podcast, Sand Hill Road. This weekly podcast features interviews from the heart of Silicon Valley with the venture capitalists, start-ups, and innovators behind the trending technologies of tomorrow. Hosted by NBC Bay Area anchor and reporter Scott McGrew and produced by multi-media producer Sean Myers, the podcast delves deep into the minds of the Bay Area’s most innovative thinkers and doers.

“At NBC Bay Area, we are constantly striving to tell stories that make an impact, and to provide unique ways to engage with our reporting, whether on TV, digital or social platforms,” said Stacy Owen, President and General Manager for NBC Bay Area. “We are honored to have been recognized once again for the innovative ways that our teams are telling stories, providing our audiences new ways to connect with meaningful journalism.”

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 2019 regional Edward R. Murrow Award winners, please access the RTDNA website


Today’s regional winners are automatically entered and advanced to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be announced in June 2020.

About NBC Bay Area / KNTVOwned by NBCUniversal, NBC Bay Area / KNTV is the Bay Area’s investigative station located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The station is committed to providing in-depth journalism on a variety of media platforms. Along with broadcasting NBC’s award-winning daytime, prime-time and late night programming, NBC Bay Area produces more than 32 hours of news programming each week. The station can be seen locally on Comcast 3 and 703 and over-the-air on Channel 11. Digital-first journalism is featured on, the NBC Bay Area YouTube channel, Facebook, Instagram, IGTV, as well as OTT channel son Roku and AppleTV. COZI TV, the station’s digital network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series, hit movies and original programming. COZI TV can be seen locally on Comcast 186 and over-the-air on 11.3.


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