CHARLOTTE, NC – When it comes to being recognized for excellence in journalism, the Edward R. Murrow Awards are the gold standard. That’s why WCNC NBC Charlotte is proud to announce the station was awarded 3 top honors from the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA). The TEGNA NBC affiliate won regional Edward R Murrow awards for Overall Excellence, Excellence in Social Media and Best Website.
“It’s exciting to be recognized for these prestigious awards. Our commitment to providing quality and unique content is our sole purpose at WCNC NBC Charlotte. These awards validate our team’s hard work, dedication and innovation to serving the Carolina community.” says WCNC President & General Manager Deborah Collura.
In the category of Overall Excellence, WCNC NBC Charlotte was recognized for its outstanding coverage of Hurricane Irma, racial tensions in the region, as well its investigative reporting on issues that directly affect families in the Carolinas. For excellence in Social Media, the station won for a digital original story about a local teacher who greets his students every day with a unique handshake. It was a heart-warming and inspiring story that went viral, reaching over 97 million people. WCNC NBC Charlotte’s digital dominance also includes wcnc.com. WCNC.COM won a regional Murrow award for Best Website.
““I’m very proud of our team and the impactful journalism WCNC produces every day to make a difference in our community” says News Director Matt King.