KXXV wins regional Murrow awards for coverage of Remembering West, Honoring our Veterans

Posted at 5:12 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 18:12:14-04

The KXXV Central Texas News Now team is honored to be awarded two Regional Edward R. Murrow awards for 2019.

Our programming special on Remembering West, five years later, was awarded a Murrow for news documentary, and our website page for Honoring Our Veterans was awarded for Excellence in Innovation.

You can watch the full documentary in four parts on this article. We were able to speak with residents of West and hear their experiences and triumphs. The community of West is incredibly strong, and we were privileged to help tell their story.

Accompanying a programming special for Veteran’s Day titled “Honoring Our Veterans”, we created a web page that encompassed all the elements of our special and added content created by our digital team. We included a timeline of the history of Veteran’s Day on the webpage to educate readers about the history of Veteran’s Day (originally Armistice Day). This page was created to inspire others and to be a convenient place for Veteran’s to reflect on their service.

We also asked the community to send in photos of the veterans in their lives and created a slideshow that is linked on the webpage. We wanted this piece to reflect the veterans in our community specifically because Central Texas is home to Fort Hood, and we have a lot of veterans here who deserve recognition.

We are proud to serve our community, and we are grateful for our viewers. Thank you!