Walter Cronkite Awards: 2015 Winning Entries

WCronkite300Compelling storytelling, accuracy and service to citizens in election coverage were recognized by the 2015 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. The awards, given biennially since 2000, are named for the distinguished journalist and longtime CBS anchor. The award encourages and showcases journalistic excellence in political coverage, particularly innovative, issue-focused coverage that informs viewers about their electoral choices and recognizes coverage that helps viewers understand who the candidates are, what the issues are, and how the electoral choices will affect their lives.

The awards will be presented at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Friday, May 15. Read the press release.

LOCAL STATION (LARGE MARKET)

KUSA: Denver, CO

KXAN: Austin, TX

LOCAL STATION (SMALL MARKET)

WDSU: New Orleans, LA

LOCAL PUBLIC STATION

KPBS: San Diego, CA

LOCAL STATION GROUP

Hearst Television

LOCAL INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT

Mike Lowe, WITI: Milwaukee, WI

CRONKITE/JACKSON PRIZE FOR FACT CHECKING

KUSA: Denver, CO

ACHIEVEMENT IN NATIONAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM

Dina Gusovsky and CNBC.com

María Elena Salinas and Univision News