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NBC NEWS Wins Two Edward R. Murrow Awards

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NBC NEWS Wins Two Edward R. Murrow Awards

NBC News won two Edward R. Murrow Awards, it was announced today by the Radio Television Digital News Association. Recognizing outstanding work produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world, judges selected this year's honorees from more than 4,000 submissions, an all-time record. The awards will be presented October 6 in New York City.

NBC News Specials was honored for breaking news coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings. In the chaotic minutes, hours, and days following the two explosions near the marathon's finish line, NBC News produced more than two dozen special reports, providing comprehensive coverage and extended programming on television and online.

Dateline was honored for best Use of Video for "Into the Death Zone," the story of three climbers and their attempts to conquer Mt. Everest during the 2012 climbing season. Told through first-person accounts from video shot by the climbers themselves, stunning images illustrate the beauty and dangers of trying to reach the Roof of the World.

The full list of winners is available online at: http://rtdna.org/content/2014_national_edward_r_murrow_award_winners#.U5hxT9JdWbM

About NBC News

NBC News is a global leader in news across all broadcast and digital platforms. Its leading and award-winning television news broadcasts include NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, TODAY, Meet the Press and Dateline, as well as Primetime specials and breaking news reports. The rapidly-growing NBC News Digital Group, along with the well-established NBC News Radio with 750 stations nationwide, provide continuous content to consumers wherever they are, whenever they want it. NBC News also operates Peacock Productions, an award-winning in-house production company, and the NBC NewsChannel affiliate news service. NBC News is part of the NBCUniversal News Group, a division of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corporation.

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