Feature on vet’s ‘hall of fame’ life wins national award

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Hall of Fame Life Edward Murrow Award Bob Heine

WANE-TV has been honored with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award.

The piece “A Hall of Fame Life,” in which former anchor Brett Thomas and photojournalist Ross Kinsey detailed the life of veteran Bob Heiny, has won the national Murrow Award for Feature Reporting in the Small Market Television division of the Radio Television Digital News Association.

The Murrow Awards honor outstanding achievements in electronic journalism annually.

“A Hall of Fame Life” won a Society of Professional Journalists award for Best Feature Story and an Associated Press Broadcast Award for for Best Feature or Enterprise Videography, and was Emmy nominated. It also won a regional Murrow Award, one of three Thomas secured while with WANE-TV.

WATCH: “A Hall of Fame Life”

This marks WANE-TV’s first national Murrow Award in nearly 20 years.

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