RTS Television Journalism Awards 2022
The winners have been announced for the RTS Television Journalism Awards 2022, sponsored by Wolftech.
Celebrating creative and excellent journalism for both news and current affairs, the prestigious awards took place this evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, hosted by journalist and presenter Cathy Newman.
ITV scored the highest award count of the night, taking home nine wins across the 19 competitive categories including Breaking News, Scoop of the Year and News Coverage – International for ITV News’ ‘Storming the Capitol’, as well as Good Morning Britain’s Noel Phillips being crowned Young Talent of the Year, and Robert Moore taking home Network Journalist of the Year.
Sky and BBC followed, both garnering three wins with Camera Operator of the Year for RTS bursary alum Dean Massey for Sky News, and along with ‘Climate Live’ for News Technology, Sky News also took home the prestigious News Channel of the Year. BBC was recognised for News Coverage – Home, Network Interview of the Year for ‘Dominic Cummings – The Interview’ for BBC News and BBC Scotland’s ‘Disclosure’ for Nations and Regions Current Affairs.
The prestigious RTS Special Award was presented to the news media community in Afghanistan in recognition of those professionals who have supported major global news outlets for decades and now under the Taliban many have lost their jobs, have been forced to flee the country and some killed in the line of duty. The second award, given at the discretion of the RTS is the Outstanding Contribution Award, which this year went to Samir Shah CBE for his glittering 40-year career heading up many of the most successful current affairs programmes before launching his own production company.
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Breaking News: Storming of the Capitol
Camera Operator of the Year: Dean Massey
Current Affairs – Home: The Men Who Sell Football
Current Affairs – International: The Missing Children (Exposure)
Digital Award: All Hail the Lockdown
Nations and Regions Current Affairs: Disclosure - Desperately Seeking Asylum
Nations and Regions News: Children In Crisis: Are we failing young minds?
Nations and Regions Presenter of the Year: Kathryn Samson
Network Daily News Programme of the Year: ITV News at Ten
Network Interview of the Year: Dominic Cummings – The Interview
Network Presenter of the Year: Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Network Television Journalist of the Year: Robert Moore
News Channel of the Year: Sky News
News Coverage – Home: The Cost of Covid
News Coverage – International: Storming of the Capitol
News Technology: Climate Live
Scoop of the Year: Storming of the Capitol
Specialist Journalist of the Year: Daniel Hewitt
Young Talent of the Year: Noel Phillips
RTS Special Award: Afghan Journalists
“One of the biggest international stories of the year was the retaking of Afghanistan by the Taliban. All the major global news organisations who have reported the Afghan story on and off for four decades depend on the support of local journalists. Now under the Taliban many have been forced to flee the country, many more have lost their jobs. Some were amongst those we remembered earlier who were killed in the line of duty.”
Outstanding Contribution Award: Samir Shah CBE
“This year’s winner has probably done more for the cause of diversity in television journalism than any other individual. But that is not the only reason we are honouring him tonight. His glittering 40 year career took him from ITV to the BBC – heading up many of the most successful current affairs programmes on both networks - before launching his own production company. One of the many TV luminaries who supported his nomination wrote: he has led the way in shaking up conventional thinking, and in challenging established views with programmes remarkable for their toughness of argument. Our winner has also made a huge voluntary contribution to our industry across a wide range of activities – including indeed for the RTS.”