WUSF’s Robin Sussingham has been honored with a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for Feature Reporting.
Her piece, 'Violins Of Hope' Give Voice To Voiceless Of Holocaust," was named best in the Large Market Radio division for the states of Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The story now competes against other regional winners for a national honors.
The award was given in one of 16 categories in the prestigious journalism competition, and was selected from among more than 4,400 entries from broadcast journalism on radio, digital sites and television stations. The Murrow awards are a part of the Radio Television Digital News Association, also known as the RTDNA. They are named after broadcast journalism pioneer Edward R. Murrow.
“At a time when it’s fashionable to bash so-called mainstream media, it’s more important than ever to recognize the extraordinary work of dedicated journalists who serve communities across our country,” RTDNA Chairman Scott Libin said in a statement. “In cities large and small, representing a wide variety of ownership groups, these news organizations show why Americans trust local journalists to report fairly and accurately about issues that matter.” “
Sussingham is a longtime reporter, producer and host at WUSF Public Media. A native of Lakeland, she hosts Florida Matters, the WUSF public affairs show, and frequently reports on events and issues in Polk County.
Before working at WUSF, she reported at public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, and throughout her career has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace.