Recent Awards

2022

Public Media Journalists Association


Covering Climate Now Awards

CPR News climate and environment reporter Miguel Otárola's story, "Wildfires Are Ravaging the West. Research Shows the People in Their Paths Vastly Underestimate the Risk" won the award for short audio feature at the 2022 Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards. From the judges: "He uses the voices of local characters to turn what could have been a dull feature on fire-preparedness into exemplary local journalism that both anticipates and serves the needs of its audience. The feature outlines practical steps that individuals, businesses, and communities can take to enhance their safety. Coverage like this helps close the gap between people’s perceptions and the realities of the dangers climate change is bringing." The piece is one of 23 winners selected from over 900 entries submitted from 65 countries. Juries composed of distinguished journalists representing 58 newsrooms around the world chose 68 finalists before naming the ultimate winners.


Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)

These entries now advance to the national Murrow competition.


The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Gracie Award® 

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation awarded CPR reporter Allison Sherry a Gracie Award (Interview Feature - Radio Non-Commercial Local) for her interview with Elijah McClain's mother, "‘I’ll Fight For The Rest Of My Life’: Elijah McClain’s Mother Reflects On Two Years Since His Death." The Gracie Awards recognize exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment.


The Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies Awards

  • First Amendment Award: Ben Markus

Awards for CPR News (Extra Large-Newsroom Category)

Awards for Denverite (Medium-Newsroom Category)


Colorado Broadcasters Association

  • Station of the Year (Metro Market)

Awards of Excellence

Certificates of Merit:

Full list of CBA awards.


Westword Best of Denver 2022


Best of the West


The Podcast Academy's Awards for Excellence in Audio (Ambies)


2021

NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists


Best of the West


Public Media Journalists Association


Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)

These entries now advance to the national Murrow competition.


The Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Health Reporting from the National Press Foundation

According to the National Press Foundation, the Mattingly Award recognizes exemplary journalism that illuminates and advances the understanding of mental health issues and treatments for the illness. Boyce won the award in recognition of his audio documentary “The Long Lonely Lake,” published as a bonus episode of CPR’s podcast “Back from Broken.” “The Long Lonely Lake” details Boyce’s own mental breakdown and his journey back to health. 


The Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies Awards

Awards for CPR News (Extra Large-Newsroom Category)

Awards for Denverite (Medium Newsroom Category)

Full list of SPJ awards.


Colorado Broadcasters Association

Awards of Excellence

Certificates of Merit

Full list of CBA awards (must watch videos in order to see awards lists). 


2020

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA)


The Associated Press Television and Radio Awards


The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Gracie® Award 

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation awarded CPR reporter Jenny Brundin a Gracie® Award (News Feature - Radio Non-Commercial Local) for her work on the "Teens Under Stress" series.  The Gracies® have honored individual achievement and exemplary programming created by, for and about women in all facets of media and entertainment for 45 years.


The Society of Professional Journalists - Colorado Chapter


The Colorado Broadcasters Association

Awards:

Certificates of Merit:

  • Best News Feature, Report or Series, CPR reports on bike safety in Colorado, Nathaniel Minor, Kate Schimel
  • Best News Special or Public Affairs Special, CPR’s Climate Change Variety Hour, Ryan Warner, Grace Hood, Matt Herz
  • Best Radio Podcast, CPR’s Since Columbine, Nathaniel Minor, Andrea Dukakis, Rachel Estabrook

The New York Festivals® Radio Awards

  • Personal Lives Podcast, Silver award, CPR’s "On Something," Ann Marie Awad, Brad Turner, Rebekah Romberg, Curtis Fox, Rachel Estabrook, Kevin Dale
  • Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Program, Bronze award, CPR's "Colorado Matters," Ryan Warner, Carl Bilek, Michael Elizabeth Sakas, Ben Markus, Michael Hughes