The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the winners of the 2012 Edward R. Murrow Awards on Tuesday.
All the broadcast networks were recognized. ABC News won five total Murrow awards, three of which which were from broadcast reports. The network's evening broadcast, "World News with Diane Sawyer" won in the "Reporting Hard News" category for weekend anchor David Muir's reports from Somalia last year titled, "A Cry For Help: Famine in Somalia."
The network also won in the "Breaking News" category for its coverage of the killing of Osama bin Laden. ABC News won in the "Continuing Coverage" category for its ongoing reports on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
CBS News won two awards. The network took home the "Feature Reporting" award for Anderson Cooper's "60 Minutes" story titled, "The Gardens of the Queen." CBS News also won in the "Investigative Reporting" category for a "CBS Evening News" report by investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson titled, "Gunwalker."
NBC News took home the Murrow Awards' top prize in "Overall Excellence" for the fourth consecutive year. The network's nightly broadcast "Nightly News" won in the "Newscast" category for its coverage of the tornados that ripped across the south in April 2011. "TODAY" also won in the "Writing" category for its story, "American Story with Bob Dotson."
Winners will be presented with their awards at the RTDNA Awards Dinner in New York City on October 8, 2012.
DIANE SAWYER, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS
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DIANE SAWYER, ROBIN ROBERTS, SALLY-ANN ROBERTS
This image released by ABC shows host Robin Roberts, center, with her sister Sally-Ann Roberts, right and ABC News' Diane Sawyer on "Good Morning America" Monday, June 11, 2012, after Robin Roberts announced she has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a blood and bone marrow disease once known as preleukemia. She says she will undergo chemo and a bone marrow transplant this year as "pretreatment" for the disease, which she says she has known about for several weeks. She says her sister is a great match for her. While she says she'll miss a day here and there, she'll remain on the air. (AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute)
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ROBIN ROBERTS, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS
FILE - This Aug. 20, 2012 file photo released by ABC shows co-host Robin Roberts during a broadcast of "Good Morning America," in New York. Roberts underwent a bone marrow transplant earlier this month and recorded a message to fans from a hospital bed that she could "feel the love." ABC News' website encourages people to "follow Robin's journey." (AP Photo/ABC, Donna Svennevik, file)
SALLY-ANN ROBERTS, ROBIN ROBERTS, JOSH ELLIOTT, LARA SPENCER
This image released by ABC shows "Good Morning America" co-host Robin Roberts, right, speaking with a fan outside on the popular morning show on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 in New York. Roberts has said goodbye to "Good Morning America," but only for a while. The "GMA" anchor made her final appearance Thursday before going on medical leave for a bone marrow transplant. Roberts' departure was first planned for Friday, but she chose to exit a day early to visit her ailing mother in Mississippi. In July she first disclosed that she has MDS, a blood and bone marrow disease. She will be hospitalized next week to prepare for the transplant. The donor will be her older sister, Sally-Ann Roberts. (AP Photo/ABC, Fred Lee)
George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer
"Good Morning America" anchors, from left, George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer attend the Be the Match bone marrow registry held at ABC News, on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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This image released by American Broadcasting Companies shows Barbara Walters answering a phone to take donations for victims of Superstorm Sandy during "Good Morning America," Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 in New York. Walters made a contribution of $250,000 to the American Red Cross and GMA co-host George Stephanopoulos followed suit with a donation for $50,000. (AP Photo/American Broadcasting Companies, Lou Rocco)
This image released by American Broadcasting Companies shows, from left, ABC News' Chris Cuomo, actor Tony Danza, actor Andre Braugher, Barbara Walters, Cynthia McFadden and David Novarro manning phones to take donations for victims of Hurricane Sandy during "Good Morning America," Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 in New York. Walters made a contribution of $250,000 to the American Red Cross and GMA co-host George Stephanopoulos followed suit with a donation for $50,000.(AP Photo/American Broadcasting Companies, Lou Rocco)
CHRIS CHRISTIE, GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS
In this photo provided by ABC News New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie responds to questions by ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos at the ABC studio in New York Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Christie, who also appeared Sunday on another talk show, predicted that Romney will do "extraordinarily well" in the upcoming debate Wednesday night and that after that "this whole race is going to be turned upside down." (AP Photo/ABC News, Lou Rocco)
Josh Elliott, Katie Couric, George Stephanopoulos, Lara Spencer, Sam Champion
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