April 13, 2012 13:40 ET

KARE 11 News Wins 8 Prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards

GOLDEN VALLEY, MN--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2012) - KARE 11 News was awarded 8 regional, large market television Edward R. Murrow Awards by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) this week.

The winning categories were: Overall Excellence, Video Reporting: Hard News, Video News Documentary, Video Newscast, Video Sports Reporting, Use of Video, Website, and Writing.

"The KARE 11 news team is a remarkably talented and dedicated group of journalists," said John Remes, KARE 11 president and general manager. "From overall excellence to video reporting, web site and writing, these awards are a testament to their commitment to be the absolute best in the business."

"I'm very proud of the work of our KARE 11 news team. Not only is it an honor to win this number of Murrow awards, it's also a powerful acknowledgement that the work we do is comprehensive, connected and relevant to our community," said Jane Helmke, KARE 11 news director.

The RTDNA received more than 3,500 entries during the 2012 awards season, eclipsing 2011 by more than 500 entries and setting an all-time record in what proved to be one of the most competitive Edward R. Murrow Awards seasons in RTDNA history. These regional awards qualify the KARE 11 news team for the national awards.

KARE 11 is owned by Gannett Co., Inc.

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