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WUKY News Captures Regional Edward R. Murrow Award For Journalism Excellence

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Karyn Czar

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 11, 2021) — The Radio Television Digital News Association announced Thursday, May 6, that WUKY is the winner of a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Journalism. WUKY news anchor and reporter Karyn Czar’s reports on Holy Week 2020, "Keeping The Faith," won Best Series in Small Market Radio Region 8, which comprises news outlets in Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

Regional Murrow Award recipients now move on to the national round of the competition. Those winners will be announced in summer 2021.

RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.

WUKY is a community-supported service of the University of Kentucky that provides high-quality news, cultural and entertainment content through the use of existing and emerging media to create a more informed and engaged community.

The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity, and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion four years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. UK has been judged a “Great College to Work for" three years in a row, and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers."  We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for five straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.