The Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards are decided by judges for the Radio Television Digital News Association. The contest honors “outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism” according to the RTDNA website. Here are the categories KUNR and partner organizations won in the small market radio division for work aired and published in 2020:
- Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for bilingual pandemic coverage produced by KUNR, Noticiero Móvil and This Is Reno. Contributors include Andrew Mendez, Stephanie Serrano, Natalie Van Hoozer and Lesly Virgen-Mariscal. Jenny Manrique served as a bilingual translator and editor. Tatiana Ramirez provided event support. Crystal Willis served as digital editor. Michelle Billman and Claudia Cruz served as managing editors.
- Hard News category for Trump Energizes Base, Attacks Democrats During Nevada Campaign Stop by Paul Boger and Lucia Starbuck.
- Sports Reporting category for When Black Athletes Perform In White Cities, The Locker Room Is Their Safe Space by Stephanie Serrano.
The Mountain West News Bureau is a regional collaboration between public media stations, and Noah Glick was the KUNR reporter for this partnership in 2020. Here is the category the Mountain West News Bureau won in the large market radio division:
- Hard News category for The Clock Winds Down On The West's Nuclear Downwinders by Noah Glick.