The news departments at the three local network affiliates are all basking in the glow of regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence.
Channel 2 earned three awards, including one for overall excellence for the third year in a row. It also won in the multimedia category for its website and digital work and for a news documentary called “Seeking a Confession.” It was reported by Steve Brown, with Dave Harrington as the photographer.
Channel 4's Luke Moretti earned an award for feature reporting for “Norm Paolini: The Man and the Mission.” Chief photographer Mike Mombrea also was honored for shooting and editing the story.
WKBW-TV’s (Channel 7) Charlie Specht won for investigative reporting for his reports on the scandal in the Buffalo Diocese, titled “Fall from Grace: When Priests Prey and Bishops Betray.” Chief photographer Jeff Wick also was honored for his work on the reports.