Space Curious, Boomtown net regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for WKMG-TV

Station now advances to National Murrow Award Competition

WKMG-TV News 6 and win two regional Edward R. Murrow awards (RTDNA)

ORLANDO, Fla. – WKMG-TV News 6 and was honored Thursday with two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

RTDNA awarded WKMG-TV for its BoomTown news series and the podcast Space Curious.

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BoomTown focuses on the omnipresent expansion and growth happening in Central Florida and the impact it is having on the area and the people that live and there.

Space Curious, produced and hosted by’s Emilee Speck, is a narrative podcast series that seeks to answer people’s burning questions about human space exploration and what means for the future of our species.

Both BoomTown and Space Curious now advance to the National Murrow Award competition. The winners will be announced later this year.

The RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news.

The RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Murrow Awards since 1971.

This recognition comes less than a week after WKMG-TV News 6 was announced as a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters Service to America Award for a fourth consecutive year.

About the Author:

Thomas Mates is a digital storyteller for News 6 and He also produces the podcast Florida Foodie. Thomas is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania and worked in Portland, Oregon before moving to Central Florida in August 2018. He graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism in 2010.