Topic: Local News
Posted on 7/7/2016
Raycom’s Fox affiliate WVUE New Orleans has earned, for the sixth consecutive year, the prestigious National Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). WVUE won the “News Series” category for Reporter Lee Zurik’s “Swiped: Financial Mismanagement.” Zurik exposed a Louisiana retirement system executive director who spent recklessly on personal trips and meals while squandering nearly $150 million in retiree benefits. The series led to the executive director’s resignation and sweeping institutional changes. WVUE was also recognized in the “Use of Video” category for the weekly “Heart of Louisiana” series produced by Dave McNamara. The winning story featured a nature photographer, the birds at Grand Isle and a behind the scenes look at a Cajun bakery.
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