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KCBS Radio Wins National Honors

KCBS Radio Afternoon News
June 19, 2018 - 2:28 pm

KCBS Radio has been honored with a National Edward R. Murrow Award for its coverage of the Wine Country wildfires in October 2017.

The Radio Television Digital News Association awarded reporter Doug Sovern its annual Excellence in Sound prize for his longform piece "Wine Country on Fire."

This is Sovern's fourth individual National Murrow Award and his fifth overall. It's the 24th time that KCBS Radio has won a National Murrow Award since 1990.

KCBS Radio's broadcasts on the devastating Wine Country fires and other reporting had previously won five regional Murrow awards this year.

The awards recognize outstanding achievements in electronic journalism and embody the values, principles and standards set forth by journalism pioneer Edward R. Murrow.