July 01, 2008 14:42 ET

KARE 11 News Wins National Award for I-35W Bridge Coverage

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - The Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA) announced today that KARE 11 News has been given the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Spot News. KARE 11 has been chosen for the annual award based on a compilation of reports broadcast during the immediate aftermath of the I-35W bridge collapse last August.

"It's a wonderful honor and recognition of the tremendous amount of tough, consistent and sensitive work the entire staff put in to make this possible," said Tom Lindner, Vice President for News at KARE 11. "This staff stands ready to tell the stories of this community in any situation, however challenging," he added.

The RTNDA is the world's largest organization exclusively serving electronic journalism. It's annual Edward R. Murrow Awards honor excellence at the national level.

KARE 11 News has won 13 national awards from the RTNDA since 1994.

Video of the entry can be viewed at

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Contact Information

  • For more information:
    Tom Lindner
    (763) 797-7203