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KMUW News Staff Wins Three Regional Murrow Awards


KMUW has won three regional 2018 Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for excellence in journalism.

Deborah Shaar

Reporter Deborah Shaar won two Murrow awards: Feature Reporting for a story on how a Wichita library is working to grow early childhood literacy skills, and Hard News for a look at what could happen to Wichita’s thriving global export market under the trade policies of President Donald Trump.

Carla Eckels, KMUW’s director of cultural diversity, news and engagement, won for Sports Reporting for her story on former Newman University basketball coach Mark Potter and his battle with depression.

Carla Eckels

KMUW competes in the Small Market Radio category for Region 5, which includes stations in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. The regional winners advance to compete in the national Murrow Award competition.