HELENA, MT – Under the Big Sky has been honored with a regional Murrow Award for their story with Missoula resident and Paralympian Megan Fisher.
The Under the Big Sky team won the award for Excellence in Video for their feature story “Megan Fisher”. Megan shares her experiences as a young athlete at the University of Montana and the fateful event during her return trip to begin her Sophomore year that would change the course of her life forever. After a devastating car crash on a remote stretch of road in South Dakota, Megan lost a portion of her left leg. With the help of her doctors, friends, family and a special furry companion Megan would use her competitive spirit to not only walk again but run and ride.
Megan’s story has also been nominated for a NW Regional Emmy Award.
National awards will be announced in June and will be presented at the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala on October 12, 2020.
Since 1971, RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards. Among the most prestigious in news, the Murrow Awards recognize local and national news stories that uphold the RTDNA Code of Ethics, demonstrate technical expertise and exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the community. Murrow Award winning work demonstrates the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.
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