KUT News and Texas Standard Earn Multiple Awards for Excellence

May 7, 2019

The KUT News and “Texas Standard” newsrooms have earned local and national industry recognition for their coverage of stories that matter – from local and state news, to human interest and commentary.

It's thanks to direct support from listeners that our journalists can spend the time digging deep into a story to provide context, nuance and perspective, while meeting the highest journalistic standards.

Explore these award-winning stories produced in 2018:

Barbara Jordan Media Award sponsored by the Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities

National Headliner Awards

  • The Nov. 7 “Texas Standard” show examining what the election results say about the future of the Lone Star State, produced and reported by “Texas Standard” staff, won first place in the newscast category.
  • The “Texas Standard” series “The Whole Truth,” which features stories that can seem so intimate, it’s as if listeners are eavesdropping on a person’s private life, won second place in the news series category. Reporter/Producer Joy Diaz curates the series with production help from Director Leah Scarpelli.
  • The Nov. 23 “Texas Standard” special “Black Friday” show exploring how marketing created a legacy of pirates in the air over Texas – affecting music culture and politics, won third place in the documentary/public affairs category. Host David Brown wrote and produced the program with editing and production assistance from Scarpelli and Technical Director Casey Cheek.

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)

Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) Awards

Charles E. Green Awards 

  • Ashley Lopez, reporting
  • La Frontera Best Online/Special Content, reported by Julia Reihs