KCBS Radio Wins National Murrow Award

June 18, 2019 - 9:00 am

KCBS Radio won a prestigious National Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast on Tuesday.

The Radio Television Digital News Association, which oversees the Murrow awards, recognized KCBS Radio for best newscast in large-market radio for coverage from Nov. 8, 2018. 

The newscast that day, anchored by Jeff Bell and Patti Reising, was dominated by the destructive and fast-moving Camp Fire in Butte County where thousands had been evacuated from their homes. But the award-winning segment also included reports about the memorial service for San Francisco Giants icon Willie McCovey, the death of a Napa woman at a mass shooting in Southern California and Governor-elect Gavin Newsom's visit to a Tenderloin soup kitchen, as well as the station's signature traffic and sports updates. 

“This is a remarkable honor for a talented staff. The KCBS Afternoon News Team provided thorough and comprehensive coverage of several important local news stories that afternoon, and it’s gratifying to see this well-deserved recognition for a job well done," said Gregory Nemitz, a senior vice president for Entercom, which owns KCBS Radio.. 

Since 1990, KCBS Radio has won 25 national Murrow awards. 

Listen to the hour that won the Murrow below.