FOX 11 News wins Regional Murrow Award for Hard News Reporting

The Radio Television Digital News Assocation (RTDNA) announced the winners of the 2019 Regional Murrow Awards honoring outstanding achievement in broadcast and digital journalism, technical expertise and adherence to RTDNA's Code of Ethics.

Congratulations to the FOX 11 Los Angeles Investigative Team for picking up the regional Murrow award for its investigation into how sexual predators are targeting children on social media. After the initial FOX 11 investigation aired, the LiveMe web site deleted 600,000 questionable accounts. Our investigation made national headlines and was viewed millions of times online.

The FOX 11 investigative piece is now under consideration for a national Edward R. Murrow award.

Here are the two pieces that were part of this investigation:

Pedophiles using app to manipulate underage girls into sexual acts, sell recordings as child porn

And the FOX 11 followup story:

LiveMe deletes 600k accounts after FOX 11 reveals pedophiles use app to sexually expolit kids

"Public trust in journalism is threatened by a lack of understanding about the reporting process," said RTDNA Chairman Jerry Walsh. "The Edward R. Murrow Awards are an opportunity for our industry to showcase what well trained, ethical local journalists are doing to better our communities on behalf of the public. We invite viewers and readers to learn more about the reporting process behind each of these stories, and to know this same process is appening every single day in preparation for every single newscast."

Since 1971, RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism with the Edward R. Murrow awards. Murrow Award winning work demonstrates the excellence that Edwards R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.