KQED is the proud recipient of six regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The awards recognize the best journalism produced by radio, television and digital news organizations around the world.
KQED received an award for Breaking News Coverage for its field reporting on the Kincade Fire. The reporting done for this involved the work of Michelle Wiley, Danielle Venton, Raquel Maria Dillon, Dan Brekke, Tiffany Camhi, Jeremy Siegel, Vanessa Rancaño, Kevin Stark, Lily Jamali, Alex Emslie and the entire KQED newsroom.
KQED’s podcast The Bay took home an Excellence in Innovation honor. Over the past year, the daily news podcast has covered everything from the politicized nature of space on BART to how race shaped the media’s coverage of the Orinda party house shooting. The Bay podcast includes the work and contributions of host Devin Katayama, Marisol Medina-Cadena, Erika Aguilar, producer Ericka Cruz Guevarra and editor Alan Montecillo.
KQED’s reporting on the Oakland Unified School District Closures also earned a Murrow distinction in the Continuing Coverage category. Key collaborators on this coverage include reporters Vanessa Rancaño, Julia McEvoy and Matthew Green.
KQED received an award in Excellence in Social Media for When the Lights Go Out: Preparing the Bay Area for Power Shutoffs. This project helped spread crucial reporting on the PG&E shutoffs and offered audiences a space to engage with KQED’s reporters. This initiative was made possible by the work of Bianca Hernandez, Carly Severn, David Marks, Julia B. Chan and KQED digital and audience teams.