KJZZ wins 2 regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

By Sky Schaudt
Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 12:53pm
Updated: Wednesday, May 10, 2023 - 1:00pm

KJZZ has won two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for large market radio news coverage in 2022.

The announcement was made Wednesday by the Radio Television Digital News Association

KJZZ won in the Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Feature Reporting categories.

Revisit the award-winning stories from Amy Silverman and Murphy Woodhouse.

Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

UNSAFE: Abuse and neglect of Arizona's most vulnerable can happen anywhere by Amy Silverman

Theo Grace Quest

Throughout history, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities — including conditions like autism or Down syndrome — were regularly sent to live in institutions, away from family and society. Today, fewer than 200 Arizonans with IDD live in an institution. The remaining 45,000 or so who receive caregiving services and other government benefits live on their own, with family or in small settings, like group homes. But no matter where people with IDD live, they continue to be at risk. An investigation by KJZZ and the Arizona Daily Star found that physical and sexual abuse, as well as neglect, can occur anywhere — and often, nothing is done about it.

Feature Reporting

Hundreds of feet in the air, Sonoran highliners face fears and find balance by Murphy Woodhouse

Murphy Woodhouse/KJZZ

A small but growing group of extreme athletes in neighboring Sonora has turned some of the state’s most stunning natural features into proving grounds, where they push their bodies — and nerves — to their limits.