May 23, 2024

WFYI News wins Regional Murrow Award

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — May 23, 2024 — The WFYI News team is celebrating a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award win from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The team was recognized in the news series category for Dylan Peers McCoy and Lee V. Gaines' reporting about special education families in Porter County, Indiana.

The Murrow Awards – among the most respected journalism awards in the world — are the embodiment of the values, principles and standards set forth by Edward R. Murrow, a journalism pioneer who set the standards for the highest quality of broadcast journalism. Winning stories put public interest above all else, provide a catalyst for public discussion, and adhere to the RTDNA Code of Ethics.

In addition to the WFYI News win, Indiana Public Broadcasting News (IPB News) won the Excellence in Innovation award for the 2023 Indiana legislative session bill tracker, an approach that they replicated for the 2024 session. IPB News is a collaboration of the state’s nine public media newsrooms and a shared statewide team based at WFYI.

The awards are in the region 7 (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio) large market radio category. See all the region 7 winners here.

About WFYI Public Media

Since 1970, WFYI Public Media has served Central Indiana with its nonprofit public radio and TV stations, digital content and community engagement activities. With a mission to provide trusted journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning to Hoosiers of all ages and walks of life, WFYI broadcasts original content, as well as PBS and NPR programs, on three television channels, five radio services — including WBAA — and online. Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media (MIPM) is the parent organization of WFYI Public Media. Learn more at and follow WFYI online on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and X/Twitter.


Media contact: Kirsten Eamon-Shine (317-610-7159)