BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The WAFB 9NEWS team has been awarded four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards including Best Newscast, Excellence in Sound, Excellence in Video and Best Feature.
WAFB competed against television stations in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.
The awards will now be judged on a national level with national winners announced later this year.
The Best Newscast award was for WAFB's 9NEWS at 5 p.m. for the February coverage of tornadoes across the viewing area.
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The Radio Television Digital News Association has been honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971, according to the group's website.
Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name, award organizers said.
Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession, organizers said.