Winners of the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2016 announced

Winners of the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2016 announced

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Nima Elbagir, of CNN, was named Specialist Journalist of the Year. Picture by Richard Kendal
Nima Elbagir, of CNN, was named Specialist Journalist of the Year. Picture by Richard Kendal

Figures from the world of television news and current affairs gathered for the 2016 RTS Television Journalism Awards at London’s Hilton Park Lane on Wednesday.

Sky News picked up the prize for News Channel of the Year for the second year running. The broadcaster also received awards for Daily News Programme of the Year for Sky News at Five and News Coverage – International for Sky News Programming’s report on Tunisia. Sky News Special Correspondent Alex Crawford was also named Television Journalist of the Year.

 

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BBC Two picked up the gong for Scoop of the Year for Newsnight’s coverage of The Closure of Kids Company, while Jeremy Bowen’s interview with President Assad for BBC News was named Interview of the Year.

Channel 4’s Dispatches took home both the International and Home awards for Current Affairs for Kids in Crisis and Escape from ISIS respectively.

ITV’s Julie Etchingham said it was a “huge honour” to win Network Presenter of the Year.

The Judges’ Award went to Sky News’ Head of Operations Jackie Faulkner, who the judges described as one of the “unsung heroes of our business.”

The awards were hosted by Matt Barbet, presenter of 5 News Tonight, and were chaired by Stewart Purvis CBE.

The full list of winners can be seen here.

  • Nima Elbagir, of CNN, was named Specialist Journalist of the Year. Picture by Richard Kendal

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