NBC 4 NEW YORK HONORED WITH FOUR REGIONAL EDWARD R. MURROW AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN BROADCAST REPORTING
NBC 4 I-Team coverage of North Bergen government awarded for “Continuing Coverage”
NEW YORK, NY — (April 23, 2019) – Recognizing the very best in broadcast journalism throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and across the nation, the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) today awarded NBC 4 New York with four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for journalistic excellence. These prestigious honors reflect the best in large market television news within the states of New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Among the winners was Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst and the NBC 4 I-Team, recognized for “continuing coverage” of the Township of North Bergen in Northern New Jersey.
“Our journalists and news professionals are the very best in their field. They follow the story wherever it leads, ask the questions that our viewers want answered and generate results for the many communities we serve across the region. The awarding of the regional Edward R. Murrow Award reflects WNBC’s commitment to the very best in broadcast journalism, and we congratulate the members of our news family for a job well done,” said Eric Lerner, NBC 4 New York President and General Manager.
NBC 4 New York’s four regional Edward R. Murrow honors were awarded in the following categories:
- Continuing Coverage: Recognizing Chief Investigative Reporter Jonathan Dienst, Investigative Producer David Paredes and the NBC 4 I-Team’s investigation of the Township of North Bergen in Northern New Jersey, including the Housing Authority, Mayor’s Office and the Board of Education. This coverage can be accessed on NBCNewYork.com by clicking here.
- Sports Reporting: Recognizing reporter Marc Santia’s coverage of the annual NYPD/FDNY baseball game in Coney Island and the story of NYPD Detective Julio LaSalle, who joined New York’s finest following a career in professional baseball. The story was captured by photojournalist Michael DelGuidice and can be accessed on NBCNewYork.com by clicking here.
- Excellence in Video: Recognizing Michael DelGiudice’s photojournalism at NBC 4 New York for the story “Family Portrait,” profiling the artistic talents of Hope Buzzelli, the daughter of a 9/11 survivor. The story was narrated by reporter Andrew Siff, and can be accessed on NBCNewYork.com by clicking here.
- Excellence in Sound: Recognizing Michael DelGiudice’s photojournalism at NBC 4 New York for the story “Big League Contract,” profiling the New Jersey mom and pop shop responsible for replacing every street sign in New York City. The story was narrated by Reporter Andrew Siff, and can be accessed on NBCNewYork.com by clicking here.
Since 1971, RTDNA has recognized outstanding work produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. The regional Edward R. Murrow Awards honor the best local broadcast and electronic journalism around the country. For a complete and detailed list of all the 2019 regional Edward R. Murrow Award winners, please access the RTDNA website here.
Today’s regional winners are automatically entered and advanced to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition, which will be judged in June 2019. The national awards will be presented in October at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala in New York City.
For more information on NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.
About NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for more than 75 years.
The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and includes Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast.
In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.