'Dateline NBC' takes three honors

NBC News walked away with seven Edward R. Murrow Awards, more than any other network and including the top trophy for its overall perf as a news org.

The awards, which recognize excellence in electronic journalism, will be given by the Radio-Television News Directors Association at a gala in Gotham in October.

In addition to the laurel for overall excellence, NBC News took three honors for “Dateline NBC,” including best hard news feature, best investigative reporting and best videography.

NBC’s “Nightly News with Brian Williams” earned Murrow awards for best newscast and best spot news coverage. NBC’s “Today” won for best writing.

NBC was followed by CBS News, which took three Murrows for “60 Minutes,” “Evening News” and “Sunday Morning.” ABC’s “World News with Charles Gibson” won a Murrow award for feature reporting.

In radio, ABC News led with six Murrows, followed by CBS with three.

Among station groups, Hearst-Argyle took four Murrow awards for local newscasts in Boston, Des Moines and Baltimore.

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