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Shiny New Honors On KERA's Awards Shelf Total 14 In 2013

The State Integrity Investigation – a 50-state project that KERA was part of last year – has won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for investigative reporting from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

It's the latest honor in a record year of 14 awards for the station's news team, which also earned three regional Murrow awards, six from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Association and four Anson Jones, MD, Awards from the Texas Medical Association.

The national Murrow Awards, among the top honors in broadcasting, were announced Wednesday. KERA's contribution to the State Integrity Investigation was a three-part series of stories by Shelley Kofler called "Texas Judges: Out Of Order."

Here's an award-by-award look at KERA's other winners:

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Awards

Anson Jones, MD, Awards

Rick Holter was KERA's vice president of news. He oversaw news coverage on all of KERA's platforms – radio, digital and television. Under his leadership, KERA News earned more than 200 local, regional and national awards, including the station's first two national Edward R. Murrow Awards. He and the KERA News staff were also part of NPR's Ebola-coverage team that won a George Foster Peabody Award, broadcasting's highest honor.