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SC Public Radio reporter recognized with prestigious award

May 13, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio
Scott Morgan

COLUMBIA, S.C. – SC Public Radio (SCPR) Reporter Scott Morgan has received the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for his story on Doug O’Neal, a South Carolina man who wrongfully served 24 years in prison for murder.

Titled “A Quarter Century for Murder and an Ex-Prosecutor’s Change of Heart,” the story features interviews with both Doug and Catherine O’Neal, as well as former prosecutor Jim Morton and advocates of O’Neal’s, Claude Humphries and Mary Stewart.

Scott Morgan joined the SCPR 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. SCPR is located in Region 8, which includes Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Now in its 47th year of broadcasting, SCPR 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 SCPR, visit www.southcarolinapublicradio.org.

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“As a leading source of statewide news for South Carolina, we aim to equip the citizens of this state with the information they need and with stories that make an impact. This recognition by the RTDNA is proof that Scott Morgan and our radio team are doing just that.” –SCETV President and CEO Anthony Padgett

FIVE FAST FACTS:                                

  • SCPR Reporter Scott Morgan has received the RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.
  • The accolade is based on Morgan’s story about Doug O’Neal, a South Carolina man who wrongfully served 24 years in prison for murder.
  • The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971.
  • Scott Morgan joined the SCPR team in March 2019
  • To read and listen to Morgan’s story, which is titled “A Quarter Century for Murder and an Ex-Prosecutor’s Change of Heart,” click here.

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