CBS Radio News tops in National Headliner Awards

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CBS Radio NewsFor the fourth year in a row CBS Radio News has been honored by the National Headliner Awards with first place in both the Network Newscast and Breaking News or Continuing Coverage categories, this year for reporting on the Boston Marathon Bombing. CBS News also received a first place award for network news series. The National Headliner Awards recognize journalistic merit in the communications industry.


In the network newscast category CBS World News Roundup anchor Steve Kathan and producer Paul Farry won for their reporting on that chaotic morning when police shut down an entire suburban Boston neighborhood to search for one of the marathon bombing suspects just hours after his brother died in a confrontation with police.

CBS News Vice President for Radio, Harvey Nagler tells RBR-TVBR: “We are pleased to win these awards for the last four years because the quality of our newscasts and breaking news coverage is the key reason why stations choose to affiliate with CBS News.”

Nagler reports directly to Jeff Fager, Chairman of CBS News.

CBS News correspondent Barry Bagnato won in the News Series category for his five part series on “Drones, Invading Our Skies and Our Personal Space.”

The first National Headliner Awards were presented in 1935. Since then more than 2,000 Headliner medallions have been presented to outstanding writers, photographers, daily newspapers, magazines, graphic artists, radio and television stations and networks, and news syndicators.


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