Kansas City, Missouri – The commitment to news excellence at KSHB-TV continues. Kansas City's 41 Action News Station announced they have won three prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, more than all other Kansas City television stations combined.
The 41 Action News Investigators were honored in the Large Market TV Investigation category for their story entitled “KCMO Councilman Sexting Scandal.” The KSHB news team was also honored with Murrow Awards for their breaking news coverage of the JJ’s Restaurant explosion , as well as a documentary the Investigative team produced about that same Plaza tragedy .
Video links to all three stories are below.
“We dedicate a lot of resources to investigative journalism because we believe it is so important for our viewers and our community. It’s an added bonus to also have the work recognized,” said Carrie Hofmann, news director of 41 Action News.
Since 1971, regional Edward R. Murrow Awards have been handed out by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA). The award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. KSHB is part of Region 5, which consists of stations in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.
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