WNBC, KNTV, WRC-TV, WBTS, NECN and KTLM recognized for their excellence in electronic journalism

New York – (May 13, 2020) – NBC and Telemundo Stations in five markets as well as NECN, New England Cable News network were honored with a total of 18 regional Edward R. Murrow awards across various categories including Newscast, Hard News, Excellence in Innovation, and Investigative Reporting, among others. The awards are presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and recognize the best of electronic journalism produced by radio, television and the internet across North America.

NBC 4 New York / WNBC won six awards including “Newscast” for “News 4 at 11: The Jersey City Shootout” which covered the murder of Jersey City Detective Joseph Seals, a deadly shootout at a Jersey City kosher market and its subsequent law enforcement investigation, and reactions from the Tri-State area, among others. NBC Bay Area / KNTV was recognized with four awards including “Excellence in Innovation” for “Synced In’ Instagram News Show,” a social media program that delivers local news and updates on-the-go.

NBC4 Washington / WRC-TV won three awards including “Investigative Reporting” for “NEWS4 I-Team: Above the Law?” This is the seventh consecutive year that WRC-TV’s I-Team has won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award in this category. NBC10 Boston / WBTS was honored with three awards including “Hard News” for “From Service to Sick,” an investigation that focuses on thousands of veterans that allege the Department of Veterans Affairs has ignored their claims of having suffered health effects as a result of burn pits located next to their military bases. NECN won an award in the “News Documentary” category for “D-Day75: New England’s Heroes.”

Telemundo 40 / KTLM, the Telemundo owned station in McAllen, took home one award in the category of “Investigative Reporting” for “Entre Ratas” (In Between Rats), a special report about a local Burger King restaurant infested with rats and mice. As a result of KTLM’s investigation, the fast food chain shut down several of its restaurants. The restaurants has resumed operations with cleaner facilities.

Below is the full list of award wins for WNBC, KNTV, WRC-TV, WBTS, NECN, KTLM:

NBC 4 New York

  • Newscast: News 4 at 11: The Jersey City Shootout
  • Breaking News Coverage: The Jersey City Shootout
  • Excellence in Sound: Back on Track
  • Excellence in Video: The Message
  • Feature Reporting: The Messages
  • Hard News: Microdosing

NBC Bay Area

  • Excellence in Innovation: Synced In’ Instagram News Show
  • Excellence in Social Media
  • Multimedia
  • Podcast: Sand Hill Road Podcast

NBC4 Washington

  • Investigative Reporting: NEWS4 I-Team: Above the Law?
  • Multimedia:
  • News Documentary: Under Scrutiny: Inside the DC VA

NBC10 Boston

  • Hard News: From Service to Sick
  • Newscast: NBC10 Boston News at 11pm: Cape Cod Tornado
  • Podcast: Shark Tales


  • News Documentary: D-Day75: New England’s Heroes

Telemundo 40

  • Investigative Reporting: Entre Ratas.

To access a list of all 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow awardees, click here.

About NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations is the division of NBCUniversal that includes 42 NBC and Telemundo local television stations and subsidiary digital businesses serving 30 markets, a regional news network, two national multicast networks COZI TV and TeleXitos, and LX, a new digital news brand and soon-to-launch over-the-air and streaming network designed for Gen Z and millennial audiences, a group of out-of-home properties, a production company, an in-house marketing and promotions company. The local TV stations can be viewed in 38 percent of U.S. homes and in Puerto Rico and produce and deliver their local communities compelling and unique local news, real-time weather forecasts, consumer and investigative reports and entertainment programming across all platforms to help keep their English and Spanish-speaking audiences informed anytime and anywhere.


Jael Mejia