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KUT News wins fourth National Edward R. Murrow Award

AUSTIN, Texas—June 11, 2014 — A KUT News story about a legally blind Austinite running the Boston Marathon has won a National Edward R. Murrow award in recognition of outstanding achievement in electronic journalism.

Reporter Matt Largey's story "Blind Marathoner," won the award in the large market sports reporting category. The story reported on Austinite William Greer, a legally blind runner who participated in the 2013 Boston Marathon with Peter Sagal, host of the NPR quiz show "Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me," as his running guide.

"Blind Marathoner" won a regional Murrow Award in April before advancing to the national competition. This is the fourth National Edward R. Murrow Award for KUT News.

A complete list of this year’s national winners is available on the RTDNA website.

About KUT News
KUT News, Austin’s NPR station, uses the highest editorial standards to shed light on Central Texas’ civic challenges and opportunities. A founding member of NPR, KUT 90.5 established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 100 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. Texas Standard, KUT’s one-hour daily news program launching this fall and produced in partnership with news organizations across Texas, Mexico and the U.S., offers crisp, up-to-the-moment coverage of politics, lifestyle, the environment, technology, innovation and business—uncovering stories as they happen and spotting trends that will shape tomorrow’s headlines, from a Texas perspective.

About the RTDNA
RTDNA, the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism, has been honoring outstanding achievement in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. RTNDA represents local and network news executives in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries.


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