WCVB Channel 5 has won top honors from two prestigious media organizations.
WCVB Channel 5 has won top honors from two prestigious media organizations
WCVB was named 2017 “Station of the Year” by the national Gabriel Awards, and the station won four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for "Overall Excellence," "Best Newscast,” “Investigative Reporting,” and “Social Media” in the Large Market Television division.
This year’s Gabriel Award for “Station of the Year” marks WCVB’s 20th win in this category and the station’s fifth win in eight years. This year’s RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards celebrates the eighth year in a row that WCVB has received top honors in both the "Overall Excellence" and "Newscast" categories.
The 2017 Gabriel and Edward R. Murrow honors arrive on the heels of several other prestigious industry awards. Earlier this month WCVB was recognized with eight National Headliner Awards, and was by far the most awarded local station in the country and was the only New England television station to be honored in this year's 83rd annual awards. And in March, WCVB was awarded a prestigious national Gracie Award by The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM).
“Being recognized with the acclaimed Gabriel and the Edward R. Murrow Awards is an amazing achievement,” said WCVB President and General Manager Bill Fine. “It is a testament to the mission that our entire team strives for every day – outstanding coverage of local news on our many platforms, steadfast commitment to the community, and distinctive local programming,”
WCVB’s 2017 Gabriel Award Win
Station of the Year - Channel 5 was honored as the best television station in the country for its “total programming and community service.”
WCVB’s 2017 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Wins
NewsCenter 5 at 11pm: Taunton Rampage
5 Investigates: Environmental Police
Excellence in Social Media
More about the Gabriel Awards
The national Gabriel Awards are sponsored by the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals. Founded in 1965, the Gabriel Awards honor works of excellence in film, network, cable television and radio as well as its newly created categories in social media. The awards “recognize outstanding artistic achievement in media that entertains and enriches with a true vision of humanity and a true vision of life.” The 52nd annual Gabriel Awards will be presented at Laval University in Québec City, Canada on Thursday, June 22, 2017.
More about the Edward R. Murrow Awards
The Edward R. Murrow Awards are presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). Since 1971, the RTDNA has been recognizing the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world with the Edward R. Murrow Awards. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism. This year, RTDNA received nearly 4,300 entries during the 2017 awards season. The regional Edward R. Murrow commendations automatically qualify the station for consideration for the organization's national awards. WCVB won the coveted national Murrow Award for "Best Newscast" the last two years running and was recognized with the national "Overall Excellence" award last year as well as in 2014 and 2012. This year’s gala will be held at New York City’s renowned Gotham Hall on October 9, 2017.
About WCVB CHANNEL 5
WCVB is Boston’s broadcast/digital media leader, providing news, weather, sports, community service and entertainment on multiple platforms including WCVB Channel 5, wcvb.com, WCVB mobile and MeTV Boston. Founded by community leaders in 1972, WCVB is committed to its mission to serve the region with quality local content. In addition to nearly 45 hours of NewsCenter 5 coverage each week, original offerings include Chronicle, the nation’s longest running local news magazine; CityLine, a weekly urban magazine program; and On The Record, a weekly political roundtable. The station has been honored with numerous prestigious national broadcasting honors including the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards for “Best Newscast” and National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s “Service to the Community” award. Additional top honors include the National Headliner Awards, Gracie Awards, Gabriel Awards, the regional Emmy’s, Associated Press Awards, Walter Cronkite Award, and duPont Awards. WCVB, Boston’s ABC affiliate station, is owned by Hearst Television, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst, a leading media company whose global holdings include 30 television stations and two radio stations. Follow us on Facebook (wcvb5), Twitter (@wcvb) or Google+ (search +wcvb)