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Q2’s Brandon Sullivan wins national reporting award for state wrestling story

Posted at 5:18 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 14:48:47-04

BILLINGS- Q2’s Brandon Sullivan has added another feather to his cap: a 2019 National Murrow Award.

The Radio Television Digital News Association announced Tuesday that Sullivan’s piece, “Pursuit of Four,” was one of the national winners.

The Murrow is named after the iconic broadcaster Edward R. Murrow. It marks excellence in journalism, the best of radio, TV, and digital reporting.

“Pursuit of Four” is a story about a four-time state wrestling champion Charlie Klepps and was chosen as a national Murrow winner in the sports reporting category. The story also netted a Sullivan a regional Emmy award in the sports news sports series.

From more than 4,600 entries, these awards recognize 100 local and network radio, television and digital news organizations for 122 examples of outstanding journalism in 16 categories.

“The RTDNA National Edward R. Murrow Awards recognize local and national news stories that uphold our Code of Ethics, demonstrate technical expertise and exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the community,” said Dan Shelley, RTDNA Executive Director. “Winning a Murrow Award means that a news organization has provided exemplary public service to its viewers, listeners and readers.”

“These winning pieces from news organizations large and small have educated, uplifted, inspired, uncovered and enlightened,” added Shelley. “We’re proud to recognize the most outstanding ways journalists are keeping the public informed, holding the powerful accountable and enhancing the quality of life in their communities.”