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NBC BAY AREA WINS NATIONAL EDWARD R. MURROW AWARD FOR SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE

Station recognized for its digital coverage for third consecutive year

SAN JOSE, CA -- (October 13, 2020) – The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awarded KNTV / NBC BAY AREA a national 2020 Edward R. Murrow Award for journalistic excellence in social media coverage in a virtual event Saturday evening. The Edward R. Murrow Awards recognize the best in electronic journalism produced by radio, television, and online news organizations around the world.

This is the third consecutive year that NBC Bay Area is recognized with a national Edward R. Murrow Award for its digital coverage. Last year the station received the national award for journalistic excellence for multimedia coverage, and in 2018 the station received the national award for social media excellence.

This year NBC Bay Area was recognized for keeping its viewers informed and engaged across a wide array of news topics over multiple social media platforms in 2019. 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.

“Our digital and news teams did an incredible job engaging our audiences on the biggest stories of 2019, delivering innovative compelling coverage on our social platforms,” said Stacy Owen, President and General Manager for NBC Bay Area. “We see stories as shared experiences and this award for social media innovation reinforces our commitment to creating meaningful connections in and beyond the Bay Area.”

The national Edward R. Murrow Awards are presented annually by the RTDNA, the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. More than 800 Regional Murrow Award winners, along with hundreds of digital, network and student entrants competed for 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Awards.

For a complete and detailed list of all the 2020 national Edward R. Murrow Award winners, please access the RTDNA website here.

About NBC Bay Area / KNTV

Owned 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 continuous, in-depth journalism with unique personalities. 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 11. 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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