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KTAR News wins 2019 Regional Murrow Award for best newscast

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PHOENIX – KTAR News 92.3 FM won a 2019 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for its coverage of 2018 election results, it was announced Tuesday.

The station won the award for best newscast of 2018 in the large market radio category for Region 3, which includes Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.

“It’s always an honor to receive a Murrow Award, and we’re thrilled that the KTAR News team is being recognized for the significant and impactful work they do each day to inform and educate our audience on the important issues facing our community,” said Ryan Hatch, the station’s vice president for content and operations.

The winning broadcast was from Nov. 7, the day after Arizonans went to the polls for the midterm election.

The historic U.S. Senate race between Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally was too close to call at the time. Sinema was declared the winner Nov. 12, becoming the state’s first female senator.

The Radio Television Digital News Association has been distributing Murrow Awards to honor the best in electronic journalism with since 1971.

“The Edward R. Murrow Awards are an opportunity for our industry to showcase what well-trained, ethical local journalists are doing to better our communities on behalf of the public,” Radio Television Digital News Association Chairman Jerry Walsh said in a press release.

Regional winners are in the running for national Murrow Awards, which will be announced in June.

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