2018 Murrow Awards

WKSU has been recognized with a Regional Edward R. Murrow from Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The honor came in the Excellence in Video for Radio, Small Market category for Reporter Mark Arehart and Producer Joe Gunderman’s video of the launch of the Goodyear Blimp, Wingfoot Three. The fun and informative video was created on short notice with fast turn-around to accompany an on-air news report about the event.   

2018 Murrow Awards - Overall Excellence

Jan 16, 2019

WKSU News is a team of dedicated professionals who excel at reporting and understand their responsibility to keeping listeners in Northeast Ohio engaged and informed. The station serves a quarter of Ohio over five towers and two smaller transmitters – 22 counties reaching an area including Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Wooster, Youngstown and Kent – big cities and small towns, urban manufacturing centers and rural farm country.

2018 Murrow Awards - Newscast

Jan 16, 2019

Gun violence launches Amanda Rabinowitz’s newscast from February 22, soon after the school shootings in Parkland, Florida, with a report on a death after a local school shooting and high school protests in response to Parkland. Other stories covered by Rabinowitz in her professional and timely morning report include an update on an election challenge, news on a university/high school collaboration, a story on the Akron Public Schools superintendent’s future plans, and the current weather.

2018 Murrow Awards - News Series

Jan 14, 2019

Beginning in late May, WKSU News presented Navigating the Path to Mental Health, a six-part series that took a deep dive into access and availability issues surrounding mental health care in Northeast Ohio. Reports aired Tuesday mornings through July and were accompanied by additional information and resources online and a free community forum in late June.

2018 Murrow Awards - Continuing Coverage

Jan 14, 2019

U.S. immigration issues came to NE Ohio when popular Youngstown businessman Amer Adi – who had support from the community and Congressman Tim Ryan – was arrested and ordered out of the country after three decades raising a family in the city. M.L. Schultze followed the case as Adi’s situation changed day-to-day, sometimes hour-by-hour as even a U.S. House bill couldn’t stop Adi from being ejected from U.S. soil.