Fisher Communications Dominates the 2013 Edward R. Murrow Awards in the
Overall Excellence and Best Newscast Honors for TV and Radio
SEATTLE, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/13 -- Fisher Communications,
Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCI) announced today that its broadcast properties in
Seattle and Portland have been awarded 10 Edward R. Murrow awards.
KOMO-TV (ABC) and KOMO Newsradio, both in Seattle, won the coveted
Overall Excellence awards. KOMO Newsradio and KATU-TV (ABC) in
Portland were honored with Best Newscast awards.
KATU won the prestigious award for its 11pm newscast the night of the
Clackamas Town Center shootings last December. KATU-TV Senior Vice
President/General Manager John Tamerlano added, "I am extremely
pleased and proud that the hard work and dedication of our news staff
has been recognized with this very prestigious award."
In addition to Overall Excellence, KOMO-TV was recognized for Best
Documentary, Breaking News Coverage and Investigative Journalism.
This is the sixth straight year that KOMO has won the investigative
award. This year's honor is for the station's ongoing investigation
of the faulty pontoons built for the new 520 bridge; which led to an
internal investigation ordered by Washington Governor Jay Inslee that
resulted in a shake-up at WSDOT and a probe of into the agency's
systems and processes for mega projects and whistleblower complaints.
KOMO Newsradio was honored with the Murrow awards for Breaking News
and Continuing Coverage. The awards recognize excellence in coverage
of both the deadly shooting at Cafe Racer last May and the shooting
death of Washington State trooper Tony Radulescu.
KPLZ-FM, Fisher's music radio station in Seattle, won an Edward R.
Murrow award for Best Documentary for Bras Across Lake Washington, an
event designed to raise awareness for breast cancer.
Vice President and General Manager of Fisher's Seattle properties,
Janene Drafs commented, "I'm incredibly proud of both the radio and
TV news teams in Seattle. The synergy between them is remarkable and
combined they are unbeatable. Our audiences have recognized our
excellence with huge ratings successes and now too have our peers."
About Fisher Communications, Inc.
Fisher Communications (FSCI) is an
innovative local media company with television, radio, internet and
mobile operations throughout the western United States. Fisher
operates 20 television stations, which include network affiliations
with ABC, CBS, FOX, Univision and CW that reach 3.5% of U.S.
television households, and 10 radio stations targeting a full range
of audience demographics. Fisher Interactive produces more than 125
local and hyper-local websites and delivers comprehensive
multiplatform advertising solutions to local businesses. The Company
is headquartered at Fisher Plaza, a 300,000 square foot media,
telecommunications and data center facility in Seattle, WA. More
information about Fisher Communications, Inc. is available at
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