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Awards

KUOW's programming has been recognized by local, regional and national journalism and broadcasting organizations. A special thanks to KUOW's financial supporters for helping to make this award-winning programming possible.

Recent Awards

RTDNA’S REGIONAL EDWARD R. MURROW AWARDS

Excellence in Innovation

RadioActive Youth Media

Feature Reporting

"I was homeless and my life was trash. Then this Seattle family took me in.," by April Reyes

Hard News

"They Lost Their Son and Daughter to Murder-suicide. Now They’re Pushing for Gun Control," by Amy Radil

News Documentary

"Out of the Jungle," by Joshua McNichols and Kate Walters, edited by Carol Smith

News Series

"Upon Arrival," by Liz Jones, edited by Carol Smith
 

WEBBY AWARDS

Podcasts & Digital Audio —Best Writing

How to be a Girl

2016 Awards

PUBLIC RADIO NEWS DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION (PRNDI)

Feature

1st place – "Why Is There So Much Prostitution On Aurora Avenue In Seattle?," by Posey Gruener, edited by Jim Gates

Sports

1st place – "The Surprising Place Where Some Seahawks Fans Gather," by Joshua McNichols, edited by Derek Wang

Spot/Daily News

2nd place  "Guess Who's Helping Seattle Homeless Veterans? Syrian Refugees," by Liz Jones, edited by Carol Smith.

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS

General News Reporting

2nd place – "In Auburn, 911 Wants To Know If You’re A Veteran," by Patricia Murphy, edited by Adam Hochberg

3rd place – "Using White Privilege To Fight Racism: A Young Activist's Dream," by Paul Kiefer, edited by Lila Kitaeff and Carol Smith

News Series

2nd place – "Seattle’s Homeless: No End in Sight," by John Ryan and Jeannie Yandel, edited by Carol Smith

Special Report

1st place – "Why This Teen Stopped Hiding Her Dad's Abuse," by Noel Gasca, edited by Lila  Kitaeff and Jenny Asarnow

2nd place – "Why Is There So Much Prostitution On Aurora Avenue In Seattle?," by Posey Gruener, edited by Jim Gates

Sports Reporting

1st place – "The Surprising Place Where Some Seahawks Fans Gather," by Joshua McNichols, edited by Derek Wang

Spot News Reporting

3rd place – "International District Mourns Shooting Victim Donald Chin," by Liz Jones, edited by Carol Smith

SPOT 127 KORVA COLEMAN AWARD 

Overcoming Hurdles To Be First In His Family To Go To College,” by Angela Nguyen, mentored by Lila Kiaeff, edited by Jenny Asarnow

RTDNA’S STUDENT MURROW AWARDS

Overall Excellence - Audio

"Why This Teen Stopped Hiding Her Dad's Abuse," by Noel Gasca, mentored by Lila Kiaeff, edited by Jenny Asarnow

RTDNA’S REGIONAL EDWARD R. MURROW AWARDS

Continuing Coverage

"Arctic Drilling," by John Ryan

Sports

"Overcoming Hurdles To Be First In His Family To Go To College," by Angela Nguyen, edited by Jenny Asarnow

ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION'S GRACIES

Feature

"Why These Seattle Writers Launched #ShoutYourAbortion," by Jeannie Yandel and Allie Ferguson

Grand Winner: Portrait/Biography

"Why This Teen Stopped Hiding Her Dad's Abuse," by Noel Gasca, mentored by Lila Kiaeff, edited by Jenny Asarnow

2015 Awards

PUBLIC RADIO NEWS DIRECTORS INC.

Student Soft Feature

2nd Prize —"Water Is The Sound Of Freedom For My 'Ba',"  by Angela Nguyen, mentored by Sandra Htyte, edited by Jenny Asarnow

Soft Feature – Large Newsroom

1st Place – "Water Is The Sound Of Freedom For My 'Ba',"  by Angela Nguyen, mentored by Sandra Htyteedited by Jenny Asarnow 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HISPANIC JOURNALISTS

Latino Issues, Radio/Online Audio Journalism

“Goodbye America,” by Liz Jones

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS: NORTHWEST EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS

Feature

1st place — "What's On The Bottom Of Lake Washington? Planes, Trains, And...," by Sarah Waller, edited by Jim Gates

Investigative Reporting

1st place — "Who's Buying the Washington State Senate?" by John Ryan, edited by Carol Smith

2nd place — "Rail Workers Raise Doubts About Safety Culture As Oil Trains Roll On," by Ashley Ahearn and Tony Schick, edited by Jim Gates

News Series

1st place — "Two Indias, Near And Far," by Liz Jones, edited by Carol Smith

2nd place — "No Time For Play," by Ann Dornfeld, edited by Carol Smith

3rd place — "Seattle Nurse Risks Everything To Smuggle AIDS Drugs," by Jessica Partnow, edited by Carol Smith

Spot News

1st place — "Mudslide Witness: There Were 'Belongings All Over The Road," by Phyllis Fletcher, edited by Carol Smith

2nd place — "Ferguson Protesters In Seattle Express Hope, Worry, Anger," by Liz Jones, edited by Carol Smith

3rd place — "Shell Casings On The Carpet: Students Describe SPU Shooting Scene," by KUOW Staff, edited by Carol Smith

General News

3rd place — "Seattle Catholic Students Form Underground Clubs For LGBTQ Youth," by Katherine Sims, Rachel Lam and Nina Tran, edited by Jenny Asarnow

Special Report

3rd place — "An Autistic Teen’s Guide To Impersonating Michael Jackson," by Meghan O'Kelley, mentored by Lila Kitaeff, edited by Carol Smith

RTDNA’S NATIONAL EDWARD R. MURROW AWARDS

Hard News

1st place — "Seattle Catholic Students Form Underground Clubs For LGBTQ Youth," by Katherine Sims, Rachel Lam and Nina Tran, edited by Jenny Asarnow

RTDNA’S REGIONAL EDWARD R. MURROW AWARDS

Investigative Reporting

3rd place — "Landslide Safety All Over The Map," by John Ryan and Tony Schick, edited by Carol Smith

Hard News

1st place — "Seattle Catholic Students Form Underground Clubs For LGBTQ Youth," by Katherine Sims, Rachel Lam and Nina Tran, edited by Jenny Asarnow

ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION'S GRACIES

Outstanding Interview Program or Feature

"'Gamergate' Is Just A Microcosm Of Sexism," by Marcie Sillman and Hannah Burn, edited by Jeannie Yandel

Oustanding Reporter/Correspondent

Liz Jones

Outstanding Documentary

"Seattle Nurse Risks Everything To Smuggle AIDS Drugs," by Jessica Partnow, edited by Carol Smith

2014 Awards

2014 SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE AWARD

"Black In Seattle," by Tonya Mosley, edited by Phyllis Fletcher

2014 RTNDA/UNITY AWARD

Honoring outstanding achievement in coverage of diversity

"Black In Seattle," by Tonya Mosley, edited by Phyllis Fletcher

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS: NORTHWEST EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS

Spot News Reporting

3rd place — "33 Women Arrested During Immigration Rally — Including Mayor McGinn's Wife," by Liz Jones

General News Reporting

1st place — "Farm Worker Harassment Draws Increased Scrutiny," by Liz Jones

Special Report

1st place — "Missing Person Cases Involving Dementia Challenge Police," by Ruby de Luna

3rd place — "Macklemore's 'Thrift Shop' Changes Teens' Shopping Habits," by Varun Dhananjaya

News Series

2nd place — "Coal in the Northwest," by Ashley Ahearn

SEATTLE WOMEN IN JAZZ

1st Annual Amanda Wilde Inspire Award: Amanda Wilde, The Swing Years and Beyond

RTDNA’S REGIONAL EDWARD R. MURROW AWARDS

Sports

“Seattle Underwater Hockey Team Headed For Nationals,” by Sarah Waller

Hard News

“Fighting Foreclosure: Home Is Where The Bank Says It Is,” by Kendra Hanna (RadioActive Youth Media)

Writing

“Lifelong Smoker Goes Into Extra Innings In His Fight Against 'Mr. C,'" by Madeline Ewbank (RadioActive Youth Media)

2013 Awards

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE

Kavli Science Journalism Awards

Certificate of Merit — Series: "Coal in the Northwest Series," by Ashley Ahearn, edited by Jim Gates

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS: NORTHWEST EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS

Spot News Reporting

3rd place — "Cafe Racer Shooting," by KUOW Staff

Special Report

1st place — "Broken Notes," reported by Kamna Shastri, edited by Nathan Friend

Investigative Reporting

1st place — "Sea Trial Leaves Shell's Arctic Oil-Spill Gear 'Crushed Like A Beer Can,'" reported by John Ryan, edited by Jim Gates

3rd place — "Less Than Honorable: Sexual Assault In The U.S. Military," reported by Patricia Murphy, edited by Jim Gates

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS: SIGMA DELTA CHI AWARD

Investigative Reporting (1-100 Market or Network Syndication)

"Sea Trial Leaves Shell's Arctic Oil-Spill Gear 'Crushed Like A Beer Can,'" reported by John Ryan, edited by Jim Gates

RTDNA'S REGIONAL EDWARD R. MURROW AWARD

Investigative Reporting

"Flying The Unleaded Skies," by John Ryan

Feature

"Mom Moves into Van To Pay For Daughter’s Tuition," by Sarah Rosenthal

Hard News

"Undocumented HS Grad Can't Afford College Of His Choice," Esteli Garcia

2012 Awards

RTDNA'S REGIONAL EDWARD R. MURROW AWARD

Audio Feature Reporting

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, "Secrets Of A Blonde Bombshell," by KUOW's Phyllis Fletcher

ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION'S 2012 GRACIES

Outstanding Portrait/Biography

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, "Secrets Of A Blonde Bombshell," by KUOW's Phyllis Fletcher

RTDNA'S UNITY AWARD

Radio

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, "Secrets Of A Blonde Bombshell," by KUOW's Phyllis Fletcher

PUBLIC RADIO NEWS DIRECTORS INC.

Call-in Program

1st Prize — The Conversation, "Living In A White City," hosted by Ross Reynolds and produced by David Hyde and Arwen Nicks

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS: SIGMA DELTA CHI AWARD

Public Service in Radio Journalism

"Danger At Work," produced by John Ryan and edited by Jim Gates

ASSOCIATION OF HEALTH CARE JOURNALISTS

Health Policy

3rd Place — "The Weight Of War," by Patricia Murphy and Hal Bernton of The Seattle Times

​EDUCATION WRITERS ASSOCIATION'S NATIONAL REPORTING CONTEST

Beat Reporting

1st Prize — Phyllis Fletcher, Education Beat Reporting, edited by Jim Gates and Guy Nelson

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHAEOLOGY & HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Outstanding Achievement In The Media

"The Viaduct," written and produced by Dominic Black, edited by Jim Gates and assisted by Jason Pagano

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS: NORTHWEST EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS

Health Reporting

1st Place — "The Weight Of War," by Patricia Murphy and Hal Bernton of The Seattle Times

Radio News Series

2nd Place — "Danger At Work," produced by John Ryan and edited by Jim Gates

Innovation Award

2nd Place — "Farming Along The Duwamish," by Jim Gates and InvestigateWest's Carol Smith