Global News wins Edward R. Murrow Award

Watch: Troy Reeb accepts the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall News Excellence in Network Television on behalf of Global News. (Full speech)

Global News is celebrating one of its highest honours to date, accepting the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Overall News Excellence in Network Television at a ceremony in New York City on Monday night.

It’s a historic win for Global News and its flagship news program, Global National.

The show earned the 2013 Overall Excellence Award for Network Radio and Television, a category that has been dominated by U.S. networks for decades. No other Canadian network has earned that recognition in the award’s 42-year history.

Watch: Global National’s Dawna Friesen discusses the significance of winning the Murrow award

As many as 85 staff around the world worked on the Global National broadcasts, anchored by award-winning Canadian journalist Dawna Friesen.

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Hundreds more make up the Global News broadcast and online news team.

Video: Troy Reeb talks about Global News’ historic Edward R. Murrow win

Watch Global National’s submission for the Edward R. Murrow Award

Global National debuted just days before the 9/11 terrorist attacks and, in the dozen years since, the team has covered some of the biggest stories of our generation.

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