GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — KARE 11 News is being recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) with two prestigious National Edward R. Murrow Awards for Large Market Television in 2022.
KARE 11's master storyteller, Boyd Huppert, is being honored with the award for Excellence in Writing. Boyd marked his 25th year as a reporter at KARE 11 in 2021, and has won numerous accolades for his work in that time, including several Regional and National Murrow Awards. This year's winning entry featured three stories from Boyd's signature "Land of 10,000 Stories" segment: "Brad's Rink," "McDaniel," and "Mrs. Klein's Greatest Lesson."
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RTDNA also recognized the work of the KARE 11 Investigates team with the national honor for Hard News reporting, for the story "Pregnant and Shackled." Reporters A.J. Lagoe and Brandon Stahl, photojournalist Gary Knox and executive producer Steve Eckert showed how law enforcement officers raided a pregnant woman’s home in 2020, wrongly suspecting her husband of stealing a snowblower; she ended up in jail, in labor, and experts say, illegally in shackles. KARE 11's reporting later prompted policy changes in Hennepin County.
“These awards speak to the impactful journalism of KARE 11 Investigates, and to the storytelling of the incomparable Boyd Huppert," said KARE 11 President and General Manager Bill Dallman. "Congratulations to the entire KARE 11 news team for supporting these efforts”
Watch the winning stories below: