SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – KCBS Radio has been selected by the The Radio Television Digital News Association with the prestigious National Edward R. Murrow Award winner for overall excellence in large market local news coverage for 2012.

The honor was based on newscasts, breaking and live coverage, as well as investigative journalism, features, writing and use of sound. KCBS was selected among 14 large market finalists which were previously named regional Murrow Award winners.

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“Without a doubt, this year’s national competition is one of the best we’ve ever had in the long history of the Edward R. Murrow Awards,” said Mike Cavender, RTDNA Executive Director. “Judging by the diversity of the winning entries, it’s clear that great, compelling journalism is very much alive and well at both the network and the local level.”

This is KCBS’ 22nd national Murrow award, and the sixth for Overall Excellence. KCBS had previously won the top honor in 1990, 1994, 2000, 2005 and 2006.

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On the network level, CBS Radio News won its sixth consecutive Overall Excellence award.

The awards will be presented in New York in October.

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