Rich J. Graziano is the President and General Manager of WPIX-TV. He is responsible for all aspects of the station, including strategic planning and day-to-day operations. Since 2009, Graziano has served as the leader of Tribune’s media properties in Hartford, Connecticut; he...Read More
Rich J. Graziano, President & General Manager of WPIX-TV
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PIX11 WINS EDWARD R. MURROW AWARD
Mario Diaz’s Series on the FAA and controversial Air Traffic Controllers
Named Best News Series
NEW YORK, April 23, 2015—PIX11, Tribune Broadcasting’s New York flagship station, was honored today with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award in the category of News Series by the Radio Television Digital News Association.
RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971; the awards recognize the best journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.
PIX11 News’ Below the Radar, was an extensive 7-month investigation where reporter Mario Diaz identified 35 deadly air crashes since 1998 where actions by air traffic controllers were a contributing factor. Those crashes resulted in 104 deaths. Diaz uncovered a number of air traffic controllers involved in some of these deadly crashes who are still employed by the FAA, on the job working out of FAA towers or control centers.
The pieces in the award-winning series were edited by Dave Scanlon and Eddie Lebron. The primary photographers were Tom Miuccio and Kenton Young. Noreen Lark, PIX 11 News Senior Producer of Special Projects and Amy Waldman, PIX 11 News Executive Producer also contributed to the series of reports.
This is Diaz’s second consecutive Edward R. Murrow Award his reporting for PIX11 News. In 2014, Diaz was honored for the series Shop and Frisk.
The award-winning series Below the Radar can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT0g1XzXBSw
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