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WTVR CBS 6 wins National Murrow Award for 'Overall Excellence'

Posted at 12:00 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 12:00:20-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- WTVR in Richmond, Virginia, won “Overall Excellence” in the small-market television category.

Judges lauded CBS 6 for its “dedication to the craft.”

They added: “When does a small market television station feel like a major market broadcast news operation? It’s demonstrated in the writing and reporting of daily news 24/7. Viewers watching this station simply can’t tell the difference when watching this excellent team of journalists perform at the highest levels of broadcast excellence.”

WTVR CBS 6 was one of six stations owned by The E.W. Scripps Company that earned prestigious 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Awards.

The others included:

KMGH in Denver won “Overall Excellence” in the large-market television category.
WFTS in Tampa, Florida, won in the large-market television category of “Continuing Coverage.”
KNXV in Phoenix won the large-market television “Investigative Reporting.”
WEWS in Cleveland won in the large-market television category of “Excellence in Sound.”
KTVQ in Billings, Montana, won in the small-market “Feature Reporting”

"From investigations that held the powerful accountable and demanded solutions to stories that examined the lesser-explored pieces of our world and brought forth important perspectives, the stories recognized by this year’s National Murrow Awards are a powerful reminder of journalism’s role in our society,” said Brian Lawlor, Scripps’ president of Local Media. “We are incredibly proud of our winning news teams and their dedication to producing objective, relevant journalism that gives light to the most important issues of our time and improves the lives of those we serve every day.”