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WYPR Receives Three 2022 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Your Public Radio (WYPR), Baltimore’s NPR news station, has been honored with three Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) 2022 Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, in the Large Market Radio categories of “Continuing Coverage,” “Hard News” and “Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

  • The “Continuing Coverage” category winner: “Baltimore’s Tax Sale Blocks Families from Generational Wealth,” from reporter Emily Sullivan, described activists pleading with the Baltimore City mayor to follow his promise to remove some homeowners from tax sale.
  • The “Hard News” category winner: “City Students Face Long Public Transit Commutes to School,” from reporter Emily Sullivan, unveiled education advocates saying that poor bus service translates to long commutes that have a negative impact on students and their families, often along lines of race and class.
  • The “Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” category winner: “Searching for a Turn-Around on the Highway to Nowhere,” from reporter Emily Sullivan, revealed that President Biden’s infrastructure bill, which would be the largest federal investment into infrastructure projects in more than a decade, may provide funding to Baltimore to redevelop the Highway to Nowhere on U.S. Route 40.

Emily Sullivan covered city hall and all things Baltimore politics until March 2022. She joined WYPR after reporting for NPR’s national airwaves. Prior, she was a reporter for NPR’s news desk, business desk and presidential conflicts of interest team. Sullivan has also won awards from the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association for her use of sound and feature stories. She has provided news analysis on 1A, The Takeaway, Here & Now and All Things Considered. Emily now works as the Baltimore City Hall Reporter for WYPR’s current partner news organization, The Baltimore Banner.

Executive Director of News, Danyell Irby, who joined WYPR in 2020, says she is “proud of the continuing award-winning work produced by the news team.”

The RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards are among the most prestigious in broadcast and digital news, honoring news organizations that demonstrate the spirit of excellence that Murrow set as a standard for the profession of broadcast and digital journalism. As a Regional Murrow Award recipient, WYPR is under consideration for a National Murrow Award. National winners will be announced later this year.

The award-winning stories can be heard online through the WYPR website at:

About Your Public Radio
Your Public Radio serves Baltimore, Central Maryland and beyond. NPR station WYPR was founded in 2002 by local community members. It is an independent licensee with a diverse Board of Directors consisting of Maryland residents. In addition to airing national and international radio features, WYPR excels in local programming including its news, public affairs and cultural programs, and in 2021, Your Public Radio acquired WTMD 89.7 FM, preserving its award-winning music discovery format and expanding Your Public Radio programming for the community. WYPR is located at 88.1 FM on the radio dial and at 2216 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. WTMD is located at 89.7 FM on the radio dial and at 1 Olympic Plaza in Towson. As listener-supported radio stations, all contributions to the stations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. For more information, visit www.wypr.org or www.wtmd.org.