03/06/2013 09:29 am ET Updated May 06, 2013

Martha Raddatz Wins Walter Cronkite Award For Debate Moderating

Martha Raddatz will receive a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism in recognition of her performance moderating the vice-presidential debate.

Raddatz drew widespread praise for her moderating of the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan in October. She will be honored with a Special Commendation for Debate Moderation on April 19 at the National Press Club.

The judges, according to a statement from ABC News, praised her for being "an active moderator who struck the right balance between facilitating and shaping the debate. She posed excellent questions, asked for specifics and did her best to keep the candidates on point."

As moderator, Raddatz pressed the candidates and got into sharp exchanges with each of them. She was praised by viewers and commentators, who called her performance "masterful" and "excellent."

Raddatz's colleague Jonathan Karl, ABC News' chief White House correspondent, will also receive a Walter Cronkite Award for his coverage of the 2012 campaign. He will be recognized in the "National Individual Achievement" category.

(h/t Politico)



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