Anchor Eric Johnson Wins Best Sports Reporting
Sinclair Broadcast Group, a subsidiary of Sinclair, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBGI), is proud to announce that KOMO in Seattle, WA has been honored by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) with a National Edward R. Murrow Award. The Murrow Awards recognize outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism.
KOMO News Anchor Eric Johnson and the Eric's Heroes team were honored in the Sports Reporting/Large Market Television category for Birth of a Boom, a story about a Bainbridge Island family that invented the now ubiquitous sport of pickleball, 58 years ago. Johnson's Birth of a Boom earned him his third consecutive National Murrow Award win and is the only National Murrow Award winner in the Seattle market this year.
Earlier this year, 14 of Sinclair’s owned and/or operated content centers across the country were honored with the prestigious RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Outstanding Journalism. In total, Sinclair brought home a collective 23 of these regional awards, a testament to the company’s commitment to providing the best in local journalism.
“Recognition from the RTDNA with a National Murrow Award is one of journalism’s highest honors, and we are proud of the award-winning work consistently produced by KOMO and the Eric’s Heroes team. This prestigious award recognizes our commitment to telling stories that impact our communities and beyond,” said Scott Livingston, Senior Vice President of News at Sinclair.
About Sinclair, Inc.:
Sinclair, Inc., (Nasdaq: SBGI) is a diversified media company and a leading provider of local news and sports. The Company owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets affiliated with all the major broadcast networks; owns Tennis Channel and multicast networks Comet, CHARGE! and TBD; and owns and provides services to 21 regional sports network brands. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and the nation’s largest streaming aggregator of local news content, NewsON. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.