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Sinclair Broadcast Group Wins 21 RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

05.31.2022

12 of the Company’s Newsrooms Received the Award, Presented Annually for Outstanding Journalism

WGME/Portland, ME Wins Overall Excellence

BALTIMORE –
Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI) is proud to announce that 12 of its newsrooms have been honored with the prestigious RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Outstanding Journalism. In total, these stations brought home a collective 21 awards, a testament to the company’s commitment to providing the best in local journalism.

The Murrow Awards are sponsored by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and honor outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism.

“Being honored by the RTDNA with so many Murrow Awards reinforces Sinclair’s commitment to delivering impactful local news that uplifts the voices in the communities we serve, and we are thrilled to be recognized for the hard work and dedication of our newsrooms,” said Scott Livingston, Senior Vice President of News at Sinclair.

Livingston continued, “As we continue to create compelling content across multiple platforms, we are especially proud of WGME/Portland, which was honored with the award for Overall Excellence, and WCIV/Charleston’s podcast Unsolved Carolina, which was recognized as best in the region, the first time Sinclair’s podcast content was honored with a Murrow Award. In addition, our newsroom in Dayton was honored for the first time, further proof of the exceptional work and commitment to storytelling from our journalists around the country, which continues to set Sinclair apart.”

Winning stations include:

WBFF/Baltimore

Investigative Reporting: Failure Factory (Project Baltimore)

Continuing Coverage: Failure Factory (Project Baltimore)

Sports Reporting: Miracle on Ice

WJLA/Washington DC

Newscast: 7 News On Your Side at 11pm: Chaos at the Capitol

News Documentary: 9/11 20 Years Later: The Loss, the Lessons, our Strength

Excellence in Writing: Jay Korff: The Portrait and Tom’s Long Haulers

KOMO/Seattle

Excellence in Video: I Need the Freedom. That’s All

Feature Reporting: The Redemption of Ginny Burton

Sports Reporting: The Man Who Jumped and Touched the Sun

WGME/Portland ME

Overall Excellence: CBS13 On Your Side

Excellence in Innovation: 51 Days: Surviving a Cyber Attack

Continuing Coverage: Police Shooting Backlog

WKEF/WRGT/Dayton

Newscast: Investigating the Death of Eric Cole

Continuing Coverage: Demanding Answers in the Death of Eric Cole

Note: this is the first time WKEF has been honored by the RTDNA

KMPH/Fresno

Sports Reporting: Athletic Trainers in California

KGAN/Cedar Rapids

News Documentary: Iowa Derecho: In Their Own Words

KFOX/El Paso

Feature Reporting: H&H Closes for Good

WCIV/Charleston

Podcast: Unsolved South Carolina: The Murdaugh Murders, Money & Mystery

WLOS/Asheville

Sports Reporting: It’s in His Blood

WJAR/Providence

Newscast: NBC 10 News at 11:00 – August 22

WTVH/Syracuse

Hard News: Scared to Death

About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is a diversified media company and a leading provider of local sports and news. The Company owns and/or operates 21 regional sports network brands; owns, operates and/or provides services to 185 television stations in 86 markets, owns multiple national networks including Tennis Channel and Stadium; and has TV stations affiliated with all the major broadcast networks. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital and streaming platforms NewsON and STIRR. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.

Media:

Jessica Bellucci

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