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3/19/2019 Member News
KHBS/KHOG, 40/29 News, Fellow Hearst TV Stations, Earn 10th Consecutive USC Cronkite Award for Excellence in TV Political Journalism

Hearst Television has been awarded its 10th consecutive USC Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism in the Station Group category.

The award recognizes the work of KHBS/KHOG, 40/29 News and the other Hearst Television stations around the country in covering the 2018 campaign and election season. This latest recognition continues Hearst Television’s unbroken string of USC Cronkite honors since the award’s inception.

In supporting their choice, judges cited “wide coverage of issues” and “reliable presence on the campaign trail.” Hearst Television’s recent launch of a Washington, DC-based national investigative unit was also acknowledged by the jury as a “demonstrable and continued chain-wide commitment to politics.”

Given biennially since legendary CBS anchor Walter Cronkite first presented them in 2001, the awards were announced today by the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, which administers the award.

“We take great pride in covering the complexity of local and national politics,” said KHBS/KHOG President & General Manager, Shawn A. Oswald. “It’s an honor for our news department to be recognized for the tenth year in a row for their commitment to inform our communities.”

The trophies will be presented at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Friday, April 26 at an invitation-only ceremony. For more information, including the winning entry videos, visit www.cronkiteaward.org.