CBS News Wins Two Prestigious Dupont-Columbia Journalism Awards

CBS News will receive two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, considered the highest honor in electronic journalism, for reports broadcast on 60 MINUTES and the CBS EVENING NEWS. The awards ceremony will be held at Columbia University next month.

The Network's two duPont wins are for stories that feature rare and original reporting by CBS News correspondents David Martin and Elizabeth Palmer. The winning reports are:

60 MINUTES - "The New Cold War" In a two-part series, David Martin gained rare access to America's nuclear arsenal and spoke with the men and women who would have to carry out a nuclear attack. Martin and his producers gained rare access inside the U.S. Strategic Command to reveal a new Cold War brewing as the U.S. and Russia are developing more sophisticated and more accurate weapons.

CBS EVENING NEWS - "The Road to Aleppo" In a series of reports from inside war-torn Syria, Elizabeth Palmer gained access to Syrian soldiers and commanders fighting for the government side and conducted revealing interviews with civilian victims. For five years in a row, Palmer and her crew travelled to Syria as often as they could to report from the besieged city of Aleppo and were the first - and only - American news team to get to Palmyra after ISIS withdrew from the famous ruins there.

The awards ceremony will be held at Columbia University next month. CBS THIS MORNING's Gayle King will co-host the ceremony. Click here for more information on the winners.

About CBS News CBS News is the news and information division of CBS Corporation, dedicated to providing the highest quality journalism under standards it pioneered and continues to set in today's digital age. Headquartered in the famed CBS Broadcast Center in New York, CBS News has bureaus across the globe and produces influential, critically acclaimed programs providing original reporting, interviews, investigations, analysis and breaking news 24 hours a day, seven days a week. CBS News provides news and information for the CBS Television Network, CBSN, CBSNews.com, CBS News Radio and CBS Mobile. CBS News is home to the nation's #1 news program, 60 MINUTES, the 24/7 digital streaming news network, CBSN, and the award-winning broadcasts CBS THIS MORNING, CBS EVENING NEWS WITH JEFF GLOR, 48 HOURS, FACE THE NATION and CBS SUNDAY MORNING.



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