(Norwalk, CT, April 2, 2005) – News 12 Connecticut has received four Regional Edward R. Murrow awards. The awards were given by The Radio-Television News Directors Association at the 35-annual ceremony, held at the Boston Marriott Hotel in Newtown Massachusetts on Saturday, April 2, 2005.
In the category of "Continuing Coverage," small-market television station, News 12 Connecticut received an award for Connecticut In Crisis, our coverage of the impeachment process of Governor John Rowland. News 12 Connecticut reporter, David Springer won an award in the category of "Writing," and News 12 Connecticut's Frank Bruce took home an award in the category of "Videography." News 12 Connecticut reporter, Kristi Faccenda and Frank Bruce also earned an award in the category of "Feature Reporting," for Flu Line, for their story on the long lines of people waiting for a flu shot at a local clinic.
The Radio-Television News Directors Association is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. The Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the coveted Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.
News 12 Connecticut News Director Tom Appleby said: "The Murrows are among the most prestigious awards anyone in our profession can receive. It is a great honor for a station to win one Murrow in a year; to take home four is a very clear indication that the News 12 Connecticut staff is providing superior quality news coverage to the communities it serves. We are very proud."
News 12 Connecticut is a 24-hour regional news service reaching approximately 200,000 homes in southwestern Connecticut on the Cablevision cable system.
News 12 Connecticut is part of News 12 Networks, the country's first, largest, and most watched 24-hour local television news network. The Network is made up of 5 individual local news channels serving the areas of Long Island, New Jersey, Southwestern Connecticut, Westchester County, and the Bronx. News 12 Networks is a cable exclusive service, reaching approximately 3.3 million households in the New York market. News 12 Networks is owned and operated by Cablevision Systems Corporation. Cablevision is one of the nation's leading entertainment and telecommunications companies. Its cable television operations serve 3 million households located in the New York metropolitan area. Cablevision owns a controlling interest and operates Madison Square Garden and its sports teams including the Knicks and Rangers. The company also operates New York's famed Radio City Music Hall and owns and operates Clearview Cinemas in the New York metropolitan area.