COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Public Radio (SC Public Radio) Reporter Scott Morgan has received the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for the second year in a row for his story on the development of two police citizens review boards in Upstate South Carolina.
Titled “A Tale of Two Citizen Review Boards Upstate,” the story from July 2020 focuses on the actions taken in two South Carolina cities following the protests against racial injustice last summer.
Scott Morgan joined the SC Public Radio team in March 2019 after a stint at KETR-FM in Commerce, Texas, where he was a reporter and local host during National Public Radio’s network news program “All Things Considered.” Previously, Morgan served as a newspaper reporter and editor in New Jersey.
The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Presented to small and large radio, television and digital outlets based on 14 geographic regions, Regional Murrow Awards recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of broadcast and digital journalism. SC Public Radio is located in Region 8, which includes Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.
Now in its 48th year of broadcasting, SC Public Radio reaches more than 300,000 listeners each week. With eight transmitters located across the state, the network offers two formats – News/Talk and News/Music. For more on SC Public Radio, visit www.southcarolinapublicradio.org.
“As South Carolina’s primary storyteller and only statewide source for news, we aim to equip the citizens of this state with the information they need and with stories that make an impact. Although we don’t do it for accolades, this recognition by the RTDNA is proof that Scott Morgan and our radio team are on the right track.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett
FIVE FAST FACTS:
- SC Public Radio Reporter Scott Morgan has received the RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for the second year in a row.
- The accolade is based on Morgan’s story about two police citizen review boards formed in Upstate South Carolina following protests against racial injustice last summer.
- The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.
- Scott Morgan joined the SC Public Radio team in March 2019.
- To read and listen to Morgan’s story, which is titled “A Tale of Two Citizen Review Boards Upstate,” click here.