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KAZU News Wins Second National Edward R. Murrow Award


KAZU News has won the National Edward R. Murrow Award: Excellence in Sound for the story Rescued Sea Otters Return To The Monterey Bay by Krista Almanzan, the former news director of KAZU.

The Edward R. Murrow Award is given by the Radio Television Digital News Association to honor outstanding achievements in journalism. The 2020 awards ceremony was held virtually on Saturday, October 10. 

This achievement is KAZU’s second National Edward R. Murrow Award. In 2018, the story Reality Of Possible Separation Sets In For American Children Of Undocumented Parents by Erika Mahoney, now KAZU news director, won for Excellence in Writing. 

KAZU News has previously won 27 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. KAZU competes in the Small Market Radio category. 

Erika joined KAZU in 2016. Her roots in radio began at an early age working for the independent community radio station in her hometown of Boulder, Colorado. After graduating from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2012, Erika spent four years working as a television reporter. She’s very happy to be back in public radio and loves living in the Monterey Bay Area.
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