Hearst-Argyle Television Stations Earn 18 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

April 9, 2009

NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ — Eleven Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. stations have been honored with a total of 18 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, given by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA).

Two of the stations — KCCI-TV, Des Moines, and WMUR-TV, Manchester, N.H. — were honored with Overall Excellence recognition, in part for their in-depth coverage of the presidential campaigns in their respective states. Hearst-Argyle and its stations also recently were honored with a Peabody Award and a fifth consecutive USC Walter Cronkite Award for political coverage.

KCCI, WMUR and the other Hearst-Argyle recipients also were recognized in part for vital coverage of major weather events impacting their regions.

The Hearst-Argyle honorees, and their categories of recognition, in this year’s regional Edward R. Murrow Award competitions are as follows:

    KCCI-TV, Des Moines:      Overall Excellence, Breaking News, Best Newscast
    WMUR-TV, Manchester, NH:  Overall Excellence, Breaking News, Best Newscast
    WISN-TV, Milwaukee:       Breaking News
    KETV, Omaha:              News Series
    WLKY-TV, Louisville:      Continuing Coverage, Best Newscast
    WXII-TV, Winston-Salem:   Feature Reporting
    KHBS-TV, Ft. Smith, AR:   Best Newscast
    WCVB-TV, Boston:          Continuing Coverage
    WMTW-TV, Portland, ME:    Breaking News, Continuing Coverage
    WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh:      Hard News Feature
    WBAL Radio, Baltimore:    Continuing Coverage, Sports Reporting

Recipients of regional Murrow Awards are nominees for national awards, to be presented at the annual Murrow Awards dinner in New York in October.

Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. a leading local media company, owns 26 television stations, and manages an additional three television and two radio stations. The Company’s television stations reach approximately 18% of U.S. TV households, making it one of America’s largest television station groups. It also owns 37 websites and 20 digital multicast channels providing news, weather and entertainment programming. Hearst-Argyle is majority-owned by Hearst Corporation. The Company’s Web address is www.hearstargyle.com.

SOURCE Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc.

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