The NewsChannel 5 Network was honored with three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards on Wednesday by the Radio Television Digital News Association, a testament to a year's worth of hard work and dedication to high-quality journalism.
Edward R. Murrow awards are among the most prestigious in the industry, NewsChannel 5 was honored in the Hard News category, Excellence in Sound and Excellence In Writing category.
One year after Tennessee's deadliest wildfire in the Great Smoky Mountains, reporter Chris Conte and photojournalist Nathan Sharkey returned to the mountains to document how the state's beloved mountain town was recovery. Their story "Return To Gatlinburg" also examined how fire officials are working to implement plans to warn residents sooner in the event of another tragedy.
You can watch the winning entry here .
"Day in and day out, our station is committed to bringing our viewers compelling stories about the community we live in. These awards are a further testament to that dedication shared by the entire staff at NewsChannel 5," News Director Sandy Boonstra said.
NewsChannel 5's Chris Conte was honored for Excellence In Writing. You can watch the winning entry here .
NewsChannel 5 photojournalist Catherine Steward was also honored for her story "Strings For Hope," in the Excellence In Sound Category. You can watch the winning entry here .