July 2, 2008
KOMO 4 Television Wins National Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence
Fisher Communications (NASDAQ: FSCI) announced today that the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) awarded KOMO-TV, Fisher's ABC affiliated station in Seattle, Washington, the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall Excellence.
In the large television market category, KOMO-TV received the Overall Excellence Award for the depth and quality of its news programming, its Problem Solvers investigations, breaking news coverage, and service to the community.
Commenting on the announcement, Fisher President and Chief Executive Officer Colleen B. Brown said, "Receiving the national Murrow Award for Overall Excellence is one of the highest achievements in our industry, and I congratulate KOMO 4 Television for their outstanding performance. This award represents the team's tremendous commitment to the local community and its focus on providing the local news and information that Seattle-Tacoma residents have come to rely on."
Jim Clayton, KOMO-TV's vice president and general manager, added, "KOMO 4 Television has one of the best news organizations in the country, and we are honored that RTNDA has recognized the hard work and dedication of our talented team." KOMO 4 News Director Holly Gauntt added, "This award validates the outstanding work and commitment of our news staff."
KOMO-TV also received a national Murrow in the Writing category, and 5 regional Murrows, including the award for Outstanding Newscast. Last month, KOMO-TV was honored with 14 Emmys including Station Excellence, Morning News, Evening News, Breaking News, and Team Coverage.
About the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA)
RTNDA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession. RTNDA is the world's largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism, representing local and network news professionals in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries.
About Fisher Communications
Fisher Communications, Inc. is a Seattle-based communications company that owns and operates 13 full power television stations (including a 50%-owned television station), seven low power television stations and eight radio stations in the Western United States. The Company owns and operates Fisher Pathways, a satellite and fiber transmission provider; Fisher Plaza, a media, telecommunications, and data center facility located near downtown Seattle; and Pegasus News, an online start-up and hyper-local media pioneer based in Dallas. For more information about Fisher Communications, Inc., go to www.fsci.com.
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