WCAX wins Murrow awards for news coverage
WCAX has received three Edward R. Murrow regional journalism awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association. Murrow Awards are given to recipients who demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made standard for the broadcast news profession.
WCAX was awarded first place in three categories. The news team was awarded a first place for continuing coverage of Tropical Storm Irene. “This was a life-changing natural disaster. We found amazing stories of destruction, sadness, strength and hope,” said News Director Anson Tebbetts. “WCAX will continue to follow the impact from Irene for a very long time,” said Tebbetts.
Reporter Jennifer Reading and photographer Joe Carroll were awarded a first place award in the hard news category for their reports on how communities were isolated after Tropical Storm Irene.
Reporter Gina Bullard and photographer Lance MacKenzie received a first place award in the investigative category with their series of reports on homeless camps in Vermont.
RTDNA received more than 3,500 entries during the 2012 awards season, setting an all-time record for the entries in what proved to be one of the most competitive Edward R. Murrow Awards seasons in RTNDA history.
WCAX-TV News competed with stations from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.
WCAX-TV is the CBS affiliate in Burlington, VT, and is owned and operated by Mt. Mansfield Television, Inc.