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NBC10 HONORED WITH PAB AND REGIONAL EDWARD R MURROW AWARDS

PHILADELPHIA (May 22, 2019) – NBC10 / WCAU announced it has been recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) with a 2019 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, recognizing the station in the category of Excellence in Multimedia. The station also earned three Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters (PAB) awards in the categories of Outstanding Television Promotional Announcement/Contest/Series, Outstanding Use of Digital Media, and the Judges’ Merit Award for Television. The awards were announced in late April and honor the leading journalists and broadcasters in the area for their top-notch efforts in radio, television and digital news.

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

  • Excellence in Multimedia – Recognizing NBC10 Philadelphia’s robust digital work, this is the fifth consecutive year that the television station has been honored with the Regional Murrow Award for its digital efforts. Winning the award means NBC10 Philadelphia is also under consideration for a National Murrow Award. In 2017, the news station was honored with the National Murrow Award for Excellence in Innovation for its digital and broadcast series, “Generation Addicted.” In 2016, the station won the National Murrow Award for best website.

Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters Awards

  • Outstanding Television Promotional Announcement/Contest/Series – This award highlights NBC10 Philadelphia’s First Alert Weather promotional content. The station currently has most accurate weather forecast in the region four years running.
  • Outstanding Use of Digital Media – NBC10 Philadelphia’s use of digital media for its investigative report, SEPTA Crime, earned the station this award. According to a PAB representative, the station strategically utilized its website and social media platforms to best inform its audience of SEPTA crimes and how to travel safely.
  • Judges’ Merit Award for Television – According to Gail Ponti, PAB’s Vice President of Member Services, the story of Jude’s Journey was selected for this award because it moved the judges with its compelling narrative and journalistic efforts.

RTDNA has recognized outstanding achievements in electronic journalism since 1971. This year, RTDNA awarded more than 720 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 16 categories, including Overall Excellence, Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, and Excellence in Innovation. National winners will be announced in June 2019.

PAB, the oldest state broadcast association in the country, aims to promote collaboration between radio and broadcast stations across Pennsylvania. The PAB Awards of Excellence honor the best in radio and television broadcasting across the state.

For a complete and detailed list of all the 2019 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award winners, please access the RTDNA website here. To view a list of all the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcast Awards of Excellence winners in radio and television, visit the PAB website here.

ABOUT NBC10 PHILADELPHIA / WCAU

Owned by NBCUniversal, NBC10 Philadelphia has been delivering local news, information and weather for more than 60 years, serving nearly six million viewers throughout Greater Philadelphia, the Lehigh Valley, South Jersey and Delaware. Viewers turn to NBC10 for the most up-to-date breaking news and weather on a variety of platforms, including online at nbc10.com and via mobile and social platforms. COZI TV, the station’s multicast network, offers a full schedule of America’s most beloved and iconic television series and hit movies as well as local programming. COZI TV can be seen on Comcast channel 248, Verizon channel 460, RCN channel 28 and over-the-air on digital 10.2.

ABOUT TELEMUNDO62 PHILADELPHIA / WWSI

Owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo62 / WWSI is NBC’s Owned Television Stations local station serving Spanish-speaking viewers throughout the Greater Philadelphia area, including 18 counties across Pennsylvania, South Jersey and Delaware. Telemundo62 viewers start their mornings with Primera Edicion, an hour-long, local Spanish-language newscast airing weekdays at 6 a.m. and continue to receive the latest in local news and weather information during Al Mediodía, a 30 minute newscast airing weekdays at 12 p.m. Noticiero Telemundo62 is a locally produced, live Spanish-language newscast, airing weekdays at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. Viewers turn to Noticiero Telemundo62 for local news, weather, sports and community coverage on-air and on the Telemundo62 app. For more information, visit Telemundo62.com

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