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

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, edited by Lila Kitaeff and Carol Smith

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

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