BOISE -- The 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award Winners were announced today and KTVB won six awards for website, stories and broadcast elements in the following categories:
- Overall Excellence
- Investigative Reporting -- for Fire Bill: Sent in Error? -- Jamie Grey and Mike di Donato
- Hard News -- for Lost Family Found - Bonnie Shelton and Eric Turner
- Continuing Coverage -- for Idaho Forest Fires -- KTVB staff
- News Documentary -- for Healing a Hero Viewpoint -- Mark Johnson and Xanti Alcelay
- Website - KTVB.COM
To see KTVB among other winners in the 2014 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards list, you can click here.
Here's a quick recap of these stories, with links:
Fire Bill: Sent in Error?
A massive fire in downtown Jerome destroyed a city block on April 30, 2013. Shortly after the fire, the city sent the owner of the building where the fire started a bill for $97,000. A day later they took it back saying it was sent in error. The 7 Investigates team began looking into why the bill was sent in the first place by checking public documents and emails from city and fire officials.
Lost Family Found
A Meridian family was rescued after spending two very cold nights in the Idaho wilderness. Hear their story of survival and see a joyous family reunion at Gowen Field after a National Guard helicopter brought them home.
Idaho Forest Fires
It was a destructive wildfire season in the summer of 2013. KTVB had crews spread throughout southern Idaho to keep tabs on the fires burning in Camas, Elmore, Boise and Blaine counties. Click on the story links below to see some our extensive coverage.
Healing a Hero Viewpoint
Lt. Micah Andersen was critically injured in an explosion last June in Afghanistan. Hear his amazing story of a soldier's survival thanks to a lot of support from his family and the community.