WISC-TV wins Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence for second year in a row

WISC-TV wins Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence

MADISON, Wis. — WISC-TV is being honored with an Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence for the second year in a row by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

“We’re proud to win the award for Overall Excellence for the second straight year,” said WISC-TV News Director Sarah Gray. “This specific award takes everything we do into consideration: breaking news, continuing coverage, feature storytelling, digital coverage and newscasts.”

WISC-TV’s entry covered multiple major news events in 2020, including coronavirus coverage, unrest over social justice and police brutality, how parents and schools tried to navigate a year of learning virtually, election coverage and more.

“This award means we covered it all — and we covered it well,” Gray said. “This is truly a team award that I’m proud to be able to celebrate with each and every member of our team for their contributions to our success.”

You can watch WISC-TV’s full entry below.

In addition to the station-wide award for Overall Excellence, News 3 Now Reporter Madalyn O’Neill and photojournalist Lance Heidt were also honored with a Murrow award for Hard News for their story on how the Madison Police Department is incorporating meditation to help officers reduce stress, and how meditation brought some peace to Officer Matt Kenny and the mother of Tony Robinson after Kenny shot and killed Robinson in 2015.