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07.23.2021

CBS NEWS EARNS EIGHT NEW YORK PRESS CLUB AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM

 

CBS News journalists and broadcasts amassed eight New York Press Club Awards for excellence in journalism, it was announced today.

CBS SUNDAY MORNING earned three honors, the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH NORAH O’DONNELL, 48 HOURS, CBS THIS MORNING, the CBS News documentaries “Pandemia: Latinos in Crisis” and “Bravery and Hope: 7 Days on the Front Line” each earned one.

The CBS News winners are:

  • CBS NEWS “Military Sexual Assault: Norah O’Donnell Investigates” earned the Gold Keyboard Award, which honors a story or series that constitutes outstanding enterprise or investigative reporting. The award recognizes CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor and Managing Editor Norah O’Donnell and the CBS News Investigative Unit for digging up and skillfully presenting a story across all CBS News platforms that otherwise would not have been told. Producer credits for the award go to: Kristin Steve, Megan Towey, Adam Verdugo, Jay Shaylor, and editing by Greg Hotsenpiller. Len Tepper is executive director of the CBS News Investigative Unit. Watch it HERE

  • CBS THIS MORNING: “COVID-19: On the Frontlines” earned top honors in the Continuing Coverage – TV category for David Begnaud’s ongoing coverage of America’s coronavirus crisis. Reporting from dozens of cities across the country during unprecedented times, Begnaud and the CBS THIS MORNING team provided the public with essential and compelling developments almost daily on the virus’s devastating impact on people's lives, their livelihoods, and their communities. Watch it HERE.

  • PANDEMIA: Latinos in Crisis”  won in the Feature Reporting Science, Medicine and Technology, Internet category for Ed O’Keefe’s reporting on Florida Senator Marco Rubio’s work to pass the Paycheck Protection Program and New York Assemblywoman Catalina Cruz’s hands-on work to feed and clothe her low-income constituents during the pandemic. Lorna Jones and Luis Giraldo are the executive producers. Efrain Robles is the cameraperson. Talia Medina is the associate producer.  Watch it HERE.  

  • CBS SUNDAY MORNING: “Americans without Water” was honored in the Feature Reporting – TV category. Lee Cowan reported on the forgotten cities and towns where more than two million Americans have no clean water and the non-profit organization that is answering their call for help. Sari Aviv is the producer. Carol Ross is the editor. Mike Hernandez, Efrain Robles and Paul Lederman are the camera crew. Rand Morrison is the executive producer. Watch it HERE.

  • CBS SUNDAY MORNING: “Not So Plain” earned the Food Reporting – TV honor for Seth Doane’s report on the story of vanilla in Madagascar and why the valuable cash crop can be worth more by weight than silver. Sari Aviv is the producer. George Pozderec the editor. Henry Bautista and Anton van der Merwe are the camera crew. Rand Morrison is the executive producer. Watch it HERE.

  • CBS SUNDAY MORNING: “The Pet Project” won the Business Reporting – TV award for a one-hour primetime special anchored by Jane Pauley celebrating America’s love of animals in all shapes and sizes. Jason Sacca is the executive story editor. Jon Carras the broadcast producer. Rand Morrison the executive producer. Watch it HERE.

  • 48 HOURS: “The Case Against Nicole Addimando” took top honors in the Crime Reporting ­– TV division. Correspondent Jericka Duncan and 48 HOURS investigated the case against a Poughkeepsie, N.Y. woman who claimed she shot her abusive partner in self-defense. The broadcast is produced by Mary Ann Rotondi. Emma Steele is the field producer. Michelle Sigona and Marc Goldbaum are the development producers. Mead Stone is the producer editor. Jud Johnston and George Baluzy are the editors. Peter Schweitzer and Gail Zimmerman are the senior producers. Nancy Kramer is the executive story editor. Judy Tygard is the executive producer. Watch it HERE.

  • Bravery and Hope: 7 Days on the Front Line” earned the Documentary – TV Award. The documentary featured the work of a team of CBS News journalists embedded with emergency physicians and critical care specialists, struggling to save patients suffering from COVID-19 at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, N.Y. BRAVERY AND HOPE: 7 DAYS ON THE FRONT LINE is produced by Andrew Bast, T. Sean Herbert, Gilad Thaler, Josh Gaynor, Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, Pat Milton, Sasha Reuther and Marcelena Spencer. Josh Gelman is the senior producer. Diana Decilio, Seth Fox, Michael McHugh and Michael Vele are the producer-editors. Danielle Levy is the field producer. Holden Frandino is the assistant editor. Guy Campanile and Mitch Weitzner are the executive producers. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer. Watch it HERE.

The annual New York Press Club Awards honor excellence by writers, reporters, editors, producers, photographers and multimedia journalists. Entries were judged in 30 categories. Winners were selected from hundreds of entries submitted by TV, radio, newspapers, websites, magazines and newswires in New York City and around the country.

 

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