HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii News Now, Hawaii's CBS / NBC affiliate, has won three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for "Continuing Coverage", "Reporting: Hard News" and "Best Website" in Small Market Television presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA).
This is the fifth consecutive year that Hawaii News Now has won in multiple categories and has garnered 17 total awards since 2010.
The RTDNA presents the Murrow Awards annually to recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television, and online news organizations around the world. The regional Edward R. Murrow commendations automatically qualify the station for consideration for the organization's national awards. Hawaii News Now won the prestigious national Murrow Award for "Best Newscast" in 2012.
Hawaii News Now was recognized in the following categories:
Continuing Coverage: Homeless in Hawaii
The growing homeless problem was the number one issue Hawaii residents faced in 2015 especially in Honolulu. In the fall, Governor David Ige signed an emergency proclamation aimed at addressing the problem after a national study determined Hawaii had the highest per capita homeless population in the nation. Crackdowns on homeless in some neighborhoods pushed homeless individuals and families into fewer encampments which exploded in size and visibility. Hawaii News Now sought to fully document the crisis as it moved from a local problem to a statewide issue.
Reporting Hard News: Desperate for a Diagnosis
A Hawaii woman with an unexplained and shocking condition has suffered silently for years. 11 surgeries, 7 blood transfusions and doctor visits all over the country haven't helped. Her family spoke exclusively to Lynn Kawano about her medical mystery hoping someone can diagnose the bizarre condition and eventually find a cure.
Best Website: HawaiiNewsNow.com
Hawaii News Now's website is the state's leading source for local headlines, breaking news, in-depth storytelling, weather and sports. It also features special reports, national and international headlines, interactive graphics and live streams on breaking news events. Daily, we stream newscasts; video packages are available on demand.
In addition, two special sections on our website highlight issues of critical importance in the islands.
Our "Priced out of Paradise" section offers an in-depth look at the toll Hawaii's high cost of living is taking on families and holds leaders accountable for seeking solutions to the rising prices for housing, food and transportation. The section includes stories, video and interactive features.
Another ongoing series, "Homeless in Hawaii includes enterprise reporting on Hawaii's growing homeless crisis.
RTDNA received more than 4,300 entries during the 2016 awards season, setting an all-time record for the fourth year in a row.
A complete list of the 2016 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards winners can be found at rtdna.org.
National Murrow awards, including those for network news organizations and for students, will be announced in June. The national awards are presented at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala at Gotham Hall in New York City on October 10.
Hawaii News Now
Hawaii News Now is Hawaii's broadcast/digital media leader, providing news, weather, sports, community service and entertainment on multiple platforms including Hawaii News Now KGMB, Hawaii News Now KHNL, Hawaii News Now KFVE, HawaiiNewsNow.com and Hawaii News Now mobile. Hawaii News Now is owned by Raycom Media, an employee-owned company, that is one of the nation's largest privately owned broadcasters and owns and/or provides services for 62 television stations in 42 markets and 20 states.