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Gannett TV stations win national Murrow Awards

MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 21, 2009-- Three Gannett TV stations won awards in the prestigious 2009 National Edward R. Murrow competition from the Radio-Television News Directors Association. The awards recognize outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

“We are proud of the terrific journalism done at our TV stations and today want to congratulate KARE-TV, KSDK-TV and WGRZ-TV on this award-winning work,” said Dave Lougee, president of Gannett Broadcasting.

Winners are:

  • KARE-TV at Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – large market/feature reporting (Boyd Huppert, Jonathan Malat) for “Duck in a Truck”;
  • KSDK-TV at St. Louis, MO– large market/sports reporting (Mike Bush) for “Challenger Baseball”;
  • WGRZ-TV at Buffalo, NY – small market/feature: hard news (Scott Brown, Scott May) for “Kevin Everett: Minute by Minute.”

Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI) is an international news and information company operating on multiple platforms including the Internet, mobile, newspapers, magazines and TV stations. Gannett is an Internet leader with hundreds of newspaper and TV Web sites; CareerBuilder.com, the nation’s top employment site; USATODAY.com; and more than 80 local MomsLikeMe.com sites. Gannett publishes 84 daily U.S. newspapers, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper, and more than 700 magazines and other non-dailies including USA WEEKEND. Gannett also operates 23 television stations in 19 U.S. markets. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company with 17 daily paid-for titles, more than 200 weekly newspapers, magazines and trade publications, and a network of Web sites.

Source: Gannett Co., Inc.

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