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PMJA, Public Media Journalists Association, has named Kate Concannon it’s 2020 Editor of the Year. PMJA is a leading industry group for public media journalism.

Concannon has led the Mountain West News Bureau as its Managing Editor since its launch in 2018. This regional journalism collaboration is made up of reporters at different public radio stations across several Western states. The bureau’s journalism is shared daily with the station partners and affiliates across the region. The bureau was launched with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

NPR Wins Three Gracie Awards

May 13, 2020

The Annual Gracie Awards, presented by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, has honored the achievements of women working in media since 1975. Named after actress and radio host Gracie Allen, the awards recognize exemplary programming created by, for, and about women. Today, NPR is proud to announce that NPR Reporting has won three awards:

KUNR Journalism News Awards 2019 and 2020. A collage of photos and illustrations from KUNR stories that have been recognized by the 2019 Associated Press Radio and Television Association for radio two division or 2020 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards.
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The KUNR newsroom has earned several awards from multiple contests for work produced by its reporters, editors, digital staff members, and student reporters in 2019. 

KUNR Wins National Murrow Award For Bilingual Programming

Jun 18, 2019

KUNR Public Radio earned a national Edward R. Murrow Award for excellence in innovation in the small market radio category this month for its English/Spanish bilingual programming, produced in collaboration with Noticiero Móvil, a bilingual multimedia news outlet run by the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.


KUNR Wins 8 AP Awards

May 16, 2018

The 2017 Associated Press Television and Radio Awards were recently announced, and KUNR walked away with eight different awards in the radio II category.

The awards include first place in Outstanding News Operation, first and second place in Best Reporter with Anh Gray and Paul Boger, respectively, and multiple awards for student work. Students Stephanie Serrano and Jacob Solis were not entered into student categories; they were competing on a professional level. 

KUNR Wins Two Regional Murrow Awards

Apr 25, 2018

Reno Public Radio has won two regional Murrow awards in the small market radio category for region 2, which covers Nevada, California, and Hawaii. Check out all the winners, announced Wednesday by the Radio Television Digital News Association. 

KUNR's Julia Ritchey Earns Regional Murrow Award

Apr 23, 2016

KUNR Reporter Julia Ritchey has won a regional Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for her story Short On Water, Farmer Tries Desert Ducks. She won in the hard news category for small market radio stations. You can check out the other winners here.

KUNR Nabs Three AP Awards

Apr 12, 2016
Alexa Ard

Reno Public Radio has won three awards from the Associated Press Television-Radio Association (APTRA) for its 2015 competition for excellence in broadcast journalism. The APTRA accepts entries from 13 Western states and KUNR competed in the small market station categories.