KCUR 89.3 Rakes In Awards In 2017

Jun 26, 2017

KCUR’s reporters, producers have won a host of honors this year in local and national journalism awards, including a national Edward R. Murrow Award and two prestigious awards from the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated.

Public Radio News Directors Incorporated

First Place, Investigative Reporting: Luke Runyon, Peggy Lowe, Grant Gerlock and the Harvest Public Media team, Dangerous Jobs, Cheap Meat

Second Place, Sports Reporting: Greg Echlin, These Kansas City Chiefs Fans Turn Old School Buses Into Red And Gold Art

Missouri Broadcasters Association

First Place, Feature Reporting: Frank Morris, Ready For A Road Trip? RVs Are Rolling Back Into Fashion

First Place, Documentary/Public Affairs: Frank Morris, Truckers Take The Wheel In Effort To Halt Sex Trafficking

Honorable Mention, Feature Reporting: Laura Spencer, Thieves Who Stole Warhol Prints From Springfield Art Museum Were Likely 'Amateurs'

Honorable Mention, Documentary/Public Affairs: Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Jeremy Bernfeld & Sylvia Maria Gross, Central Standard: The Family Farm

Edward R. Murrow Award

National, Excellence in Sound: Alex Smith, What It's Like To Relearn To Hear Through Cochlear Implants

Regional, Excellence in Writing: Peggy Lowe, Police Had DNA Evidence To Put A Kansas City Woman’s Rapist In Jail — So Why Didn’t They?

Regional, Feature Reporting: Suzanne Hogan, Why Missourians Need To Start Thinking About Black Bears

Heart of America Awards – Kansas City Press Club (Society of Professional Journalists)

Gold, Feature Reporting: Frank Morris, Ready For A Road Trip? RVs Are Rolling Back Into Fashion

Gold, Business Reporting: Frank Morris, Ready For A Road Trip? RVs Are Rolling Back Into Fashion

Gold, Profile: Suzanne Hogan & Cody Newill, Question Quest: The Quirky Skate Shop In Kansas

Gold, Editorial/Commentary: Victor Wishna, A Fan's Notes: When 'Locker Room Talk' Hits The Campaign Trail

Gold, Arts and Entertainment Reporting: Sylvia Maria Gross, The Story Of A Kansas City Performance That Took Two Years And Trips Around The Earth

Gold, Sports Reporting: Greg Echlin, These Kansas City Chiefs Fans Turn Old School Buses Into Red And Gold Art

Silver, Talk Program: Gina Kaufmann, Jen Chen, Andrea Tudhope, Matthew Long-Middleton & Sylvia Maria Gross, KCUR's Central Standard

Silver, Profile: Alex Smith, What It's Like To Relearn To Hear Through Cochlear Implants

Silver, Public Service Project: Alex Smith, Crossing To Health

Silver, Business Reporting: Suzanne Hogan, Making The Case For Barges On The Missouri River

Bronze, Sports Reporting: Alex Smith, Kansas Motorcycle Racer Endures Crash And Recovery Before Returning To Sport

Bronze, News Program: Gina Kaufmann, Matthew Long-Middleton, Laura Ziegler & Sylvia Maria Gross, Central Standard: Multigenerational Living In Kansas City

Bronze, Multi-Media Package Julie Denesha, With 'The Steeple Of Light,' A Kansas City Artist Left A Legacy By Connecting To The Heavens

Bronze, Investigative Reporting, Dan Margolies & Sam Zeff, Thanks To Kansas Tax Cuts, Bill Self, State's Highest Paid Employee, Owes Little State income Taxes

Sylvia Maria Gross is storytelling editor at KCUR 89.3. You can reach her at sylvia@kcur.org and @pubradiosly.