WGCU reporters have won 14 awards for news coverage in 2019. The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced winners of its annual Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards competition on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.
The WGCU team won four Regional Murrow Awards in the following categories:
Excellence in Innovation: For WGCU News en Espanol, with reporter Andrea Perdomo.
Best Use of Sound: Andrea Perdomo, for Monitoring Poached Turtles Returned to the Wild.
Hard News: Andrea Perdomo, for Chinese Tariffs Dip into the Pocket of SWFL Nonprofit.
Sports: Victoria Alvarez, for SWFL Paralympic Fencer Trains for 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.
Regional Murrow Awards are presented to small and large radio, television and digital outlets based on 14 geographic regions. Award recipients move on to be judged at the national level. Winners will be announced later this year.
The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.
WGCU journalists also won awards from the Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists, presented May 10, 2020, on a Facebook live broadcast followed with an announcement email. The WGCU news team won eight first-place awards and two runner-up or “finalist” awards in the radio market category for smaller stations. Read more here: WGCU News Team Wins.
All of us at the Press Club of Southwest Florida congratulate our colleagues at WGCU for their outstanding achievements.