"These prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards are a testament to our commitment to addressing the information needs of local viewers and we are extraordinarily proud and congratulate our reporters, anchors, digital media specialists and other personnel that are being honored." said Perry Sook, President and Chief Executive Officer of WMBD's parent company Nexstar Broadcasting.
"This was a tragedy everyone in central Illinois will never forget." said WMBD VP & General Manager Rich Engberg. "I’m extremely proud of our team and proud that our peers acknowledged WMBD 31's storm coverage with this prestigious honor."
This year, RTDNA awarded 661 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 14 categories, including Overall Excellence, Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, and Website.
"RTDNA is proud to be able to honor the best of local broadcast and digital journalism with these prestigious awards while honoring the legacy of Edward R. Murrow," said RTDNA Chairman Chris Carl. "I would like to personally congratulate all the regional winners and wish them luck as they move on to the national competition."
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