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KUT News wins 11 awards from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters

AUSTIN, Texas — March 26, 2015 — KUT News, Austin’s NPR station, earned 11 awards, including five first-place designations, from Texas Associated Press Broadcasters (TAPB) in recognition of excellence and achievement in journalism.

The awards were earned in the Division A, large market radio news category in the reporter, feature, documentary, digital, special content, spot news and specialty and categories. The following content produced in 2014 was recognized:

First place: city reporter Joy Diaz
Second place: senior environment reporter Mose Buchele

Feature (serious)
First place: “No One Dies Alone,” reported by Joy Diaz
Second place: “A Marriage in Transition,” reported by Joy Diaz

First place: “Turning the Corner: Life in Austin’s Dove Springs,” reported by Joy Diaz, Matt Largey and Kate McGee

Feature (light)
First place: “The History of Weighing Smoke,” reported by Mose Buchele
Honorable mention: “The Mystery Brains of the Texas State Lunatic Asylum,” reported by Matt Largey

First place:

Online/Special Content
Second place: “Dove Springs: Turning the Corner,” reported by KUT staff
Honorable mention: On My Block: Voices from District One, reported and produced by KUT staff

Spot news
Second place: Texas Gov. Rick Perry Indicted, reported by Terrence Henry, Matt Largey, Ben Philpott and Jennifer Stayton

Honorable mention: Aging in Texas, reported by Veronica Zaragovia

Winners will be honored during the TAPB awards banquet on April 25, at the Headliners Club in Austin.

About KUT News
KUT News, Austin’s NPR station, uses the highest editorial standards to shed light on Austin's civic challenges and opportunities and connects citizens to information they need to experience Austin, Texas. A founding member of NPR, KUT 90.5 established a news department in 2002. Since then, KUT News has won more than 150 state, national and international awards for journalistic excellence. The station relies on the community for more than 90 percent of its operating budget.

About the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters
The Texas Associated Press Broadcasters is a not-for-profit organization made up of the various Texas radio and television stations who subscribe to the Associated Press wire service. TAPB serves as an advocate for key issues in today’s media and works with other groups on programs related to freedom of speech, freedom of information, and media law. For more information, visit:


Contact: Erin Geisler, (512) 475-8071