Walter Cronkite Award: Previous Winners

Compelling 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 2015 awards were presented at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Friday, May 15. Read the press release.

2015 Winning Entries

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

 

2013 Winning Entries

LOCAL BROADCAST STATION

KARE TV: Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

WBNS 10TV: Columbus, OH

LOCAL CABLE STATION

Northwest Cable News (NWCN): Seattle, WA

NewsChannel8/Politico/WJLA: Arlington, VA

LOCAL PUBLIC STATION

TVW: Olympia, WA

LOCAL STATION GROUP

Hearst Television

Belo Corp.

NATIONAL NETWORK PROGRAMMING

BET

Univision

NATIONAL INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT

Jonathan Karl, ABC News

Martha Raddatz, ABC News

LOCAL BROADCAST INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT

Marshall Zelinger, KMGH: Denver, CO

Tom McKee, WCPO-TV: Cincinnati, OH

THE BROOKS JACKSON PRIZE – LOCAL

KUSA: Denver, CO

THE BROOKS JACKSON PRIZE – NATIONAL

CNN

2011 Winning Entries

LOCAL BROADCAST STATION

KOMO 4 TV: Seattle WA

KION/KCBA Central Coast News: Salinas, CA

LOCAL CABLE STATION

Central Florida News 13

PUBLIC STATION

KPBS: San Diego, CA

STATION GROUP

Hearst Television

NATIONAL NETWORK PROGRAM

PBS NewsHour

LOCAL BROADCAST INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT

Christina Boomer, KNXV-ABC 15: Phoenix AZ

SPECIAL COMMENDATION FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

KSL-TV 5: Salt Lake City, UT

SPECIAL COMMENDATION FOR TOWN HALL CHALLENGE

WISN TV: Milwaukee, WI