Ryan Warner, Elaine Grant, Jenny Brundin and Kelley Griffin pose with their Colorado Broadcaster Association Awards

This year, Colorado Public Radio's newsroom was recognized with 15 awards for journalistic excellence. Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) is the latest to honor CPR's efforts, having awarded a "Colorado Matters" story by Andrea Dukakis and Ryan Warner second place in the interview category this past weekend. 
Back in April, CPR News took home two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, two awards from the National Education Writers Association, and two awards from The Associated Press Television-Radio Association (APTRA). The team also won eight awards from the Colorado Broadcasters Association (CBA) and the National Headliner Awards earlier this year. 

PRNDI recognizes the best of local public radio news in an array of categories. The Edward R. Murrow Awards honor exceptional achievements in electronic journalism. The CBA awards are given out each year to honor Colorado’s best broadcasters in over 50 categories, while the National Headliner awards are one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing excellence in journalism.  

Listen to this year's award-winning stories:

  1. Colorado doctor tells of kidnapping by Afghan Taliban - Andrea Dukakis and Ryan Warner - Second place: interview (PRNDI)
  2. Flood leaves many Colo. immigrants homeless and paperless by Lesley McClurg - Top reporting: hard news (Regional Edward R. Murrow)
  3. Remembering John Denver, the singer who embodied Colorado by Ryan Warner and CPR contributor David Hill - Top news documentary (Regional Edward R. Murrow)
  4. Saving a musical wonder by Ryan Warner, Elaine Grant and CPR contributor David Hill - First place: best use of sound-feature (APTRA)
  5. After years of trying, some GED hopefuls race deadline on testing by Jenny Brundin and Megan Verlee - First place: best serious feature (APTRA)
  6. DPS kids get away with death threats, fights and more, teachers say by Jenny Brundin - Third place: single-topic/feature (National Education Writers Association)
  7. How a student lost and found hope: Dajina Bell by Jenny Brundin - First place: best mini-documentary or series (CBA); Second place: news series (National Headliner)
  8. Students sway to saxophone during "silent" lunch by Jenny Brundin - First place: best news feature, report or series (CBA); Second place: feature or human interest story (National Headliner)
  9. Colorado Flooding by the CPR News team - Certificate of Merit: Best news coverage of a single event (CBA); Second place: breaking news or continuing coverage (National Headliner) 
  10. March on Washington 50th Anniversary by Ryan WarnerJenny BrundinElaine Grant, Lee Hill - First place: best news special or public affairs program (CBA)
  11. "Colorado Matters" - First place: documentary or public affairs (National Headliner)