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KUT News Wins Six Regional Murrow Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association announced yesterday that KUT News won six Regional Murrow awards. It's the largest number of Regional Murrows ever bestowed upon our newsroom. Here's some background on the awards from RTDNA:

This year RTDNA judges awarded 600 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 14 categories, including Overall Excellence, Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, and Website. Awards are broken up by medium (radio, television, online) and by market size (small and large.) RTDNA received more than 3,000 entries during the 2011 awards season, eclipsing 2010 by over 300 entries.

Here's are the awards and links to listen to them.

Audio News Documentary
KUT Where I'm From (A special report with Texas Monthly by KUT News staff and produced by Emily Donahue)
Listen to the winning entry

Audio News Series
KUT NASA End of the Space Shuttle (Nathan Bernier, Jennifer Stayton, Matt Largey, Ben Philpott)
Listen to the winning entry

KUT Various Writing Samples 2010 (Matt Largey)
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Continuing Coverage
KUT Doctors on Healthcare (Nathan Bernier)
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Reporting Hard News
KUT News Doctors on Healthcare (Nathan Bernier)
Listen to the winning entry

Use of Sound
KUT NASA Shuttle Montage (Nathan Bernier)
Listen to the winning entry

These awards add to the seven Texas Associated Press Broadcasters awards we won earlier this year.

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.