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2 Q2 broadcast journalists receive regional Edward R. Murrow awards

Posted at 7:15 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 21:15:25-04

Q2 News is proud to announce two of our broadcast journalists have been honored with a 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Selected from a record of more than five thousand entries, Scott Breen and Brandon Sullivan, represent the best in local broadcast news.

The honored work includes Scott’s story detailing the gripping recovery of Montana cowboy J.R. Vezain who suffered two broken vertebrae, paralyzation and nearly died when crushed by the rodeo horse he was riding. J.R. Vezain’s will to walk again is unparalleled. He’s counting on it to help raise his infant son the way he’s always imagined. On his feet.

Watch the video here.

Brandon was recognized for a story on Ethan Asher, a senior at Powell High School. Asher was the starting quarterback for the Panthers. He rolled his truck on his way to school on the second day of his senior year. The accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Miraculously, Ethan survived. This is the story of how a team and community came together to play, fight and raise money for one of their own.

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Since 1971, RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism. This award-winning work demonstrates the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.

“The regional RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Award recipients are doing an exemplary job of serving their communities by seeking and reporting the truth, raising issues that often serve as catalysts for positive change in their viewing and listening areas,” said Dan Shelley, RTDNA Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer. “I couldn’t be more proud of the high quality of responsible journalism as evidenced by these winners.”

Regional winners automatically move on to the national round of consideration, which also includes digital news organization and network competitors.