13abc honored with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award

TOLEDO (13abc Action News) - 13abc has been honored by the Radio Television News Association with a prestigious regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

The awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and digital news organizations around the world.

"Remarkable journalism is being done every day in newsrooms across this country," said RTDNA Chair Vincent Duffy. "We're proud to recognize the most outstanding ways journalists are keeping the public informed, holding the powerful accountable and enhancing the quality of life in their communities."

"Those who want proof of the important role journalists play in our society need only look at the work we highlight with the Edward R. Murrow Awards," added RTDNA Executive Director Mike Cavender. "This is where real news happens."

13abc was honored in the hard news category for a special report by Alexis Means and Todd Gaertner entitled "Waging War on Heroin."

This year, RTDNA awarded 751 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards in 16 categories, including Overall Excellence, Breaking News, Investigative Reporting, and Excellence in Innovation. RTDNA received nearly 4,300 entries during the 2017 awards season.

13abc would like to thank to viewers for supporting our commitment to covering hard news. And please join us in congratulating reporter, Alexis Means, and photojournalist, Todd Gaertner, for winning high honors for their excellent coverage.