KXAN News honored with Edward R. Murrow Award


Austin, TX – April 25, 2014 – KXAN News is honored to receive an Edward R. Murrow award for Continuing Coverage of “A Father’s Fight,” a KXAN investigation that helped reunite a local father with his sons who were kidnapped and taken to Mexico by their mother.

“It’s truly exciting to be the recipients of such prestigious recognition,” said Eric Lassberg, KXAN president and general manager. “This award is a realization of our station’s core purpose to enrich the community and make people’s lives better.”

“This story is an example of investigative journalism serving our community,” said Chad Cross, KXAN news director. “Because of our reporting, we not only helped these children and stopped someone from breaking the law, we also educated the public about this little-known issue.”

KXAN will now advance to the national Edward R. Murrow Awards competition to be judged in May.

The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow’s pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.

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