WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- 9News Now's Consumer unit featuring Lesli Foster is a recipient of a 2012 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award. The Radio Television Digital News Association officially announced the honor on Thursday.
Since 1971, the Radio Television Digital News Association has given the Edward R. Murrow Awards to various electronic journalism outlets. According to RTNDA, "Murrow's pursuit of excellence in journalism embodies the spirit of the awards that carry his name. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession."
9News Now anchor Lesli Foster, senior producer Stephanie Wilson, photographer Felix Ortiz and editor Al Calogero produced the winner of Region 12's Television - Large Market category for Video Reporting: Hard News for the WUSA-TV report "Stray Voltage: A Silent Danger."
You can watch the award-winning piece in the video above.
The winners had this to say about the honor:
"We are excited to know that our efforts to expose a problem that puts all of us at risk has garnered this kind of attention. We hope that our story helps to save others and to inform our community about a hidden danger. All of us are thinking of the family of Deanna Green too and their efforts to make sure their daughter's death wasn't in vain."