RTS Television Journalism Awards 2022

Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, 23 February, 2022

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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 NewsScoop 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 – HomeNetwork 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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Winners

Breaking News: Storming of the Capitol

Title: ITV News at Ten
Production Company: ITN / ITV News
Broadcaster: ITV
Nominees:
The Killing of Sir David Amess
The Assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse - CNN International

Camera Operator of the Year: Dean Massey

Production Company: Sky News
Nominees:
Mstyslav Chernov
Mark Davey - ITV News at Ten

Current Affairs – Home: The Men Who Sell Football

Production Company: Al Jazeera Investigations
Broadcaster: Al Jazeera English Channel
Nominees:
Surviving Squalor: Britain's Housing Shame
Rape: Who's on Trial?

Current Affairs – International: The Missing Children (Exposure)

Production Company: True Vision / Nevision
Broadcaster: ITV
Nominees:
Collapse: Retreat from Afghanistan
Return from Isis - A Family's Story

Digital Award: All Hail the Lockdown

Broadcaster: Al Jazeera English
Nominees:
Uncovered – The Down's Syndrome Fightback
Sky News Investigates

Nations and Regions Current Affairs: Disclosure - Desperately Seeking Asylum

Production Company: BBC Scotland
Broadcaster: BBC One Scotland
Nominees:
Up Close – Minority Report
Spotlight – Undercover: Pups for Sale

Nations and Regions News: Children In Crisis: Are we failing young minds?

Production Company: ITV News Central
Broadcaster: ITV
Nominees:
ITV West Country - Plymouth shootings - ITV News West Country
Ballymurphy News Special

Nations and Regions Presenter of the Year: Kathryn Samson

Title: Scotland Tonight & STV News at Six
Production Company: STV News
Broadcaster: STV
Nominees:
Mark Carruthers - The View & Sunday Politics
Charlene White - ITV London

Network Daily News Programme of the Year: ITV News at Ten

Production Company: ITN / ITV News
Broadcaster: ITV
Nominees:
BBC News at Ten
News at Ten

Network Interview of the Year: Dominic Cummings – The Interview

Production Company: BBC News
Broadcaster: BBC Two
Nominees:
The Taliban Live – BBC News Channel
Nevres Kemal by Jason Farrell

Network Presenter of the Year: Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Title: Channel 4 News
Production Company: ITN
Broadcaster: Channel 4
Nominees:
Kate Garraway - Good Morning Britain
Kirsty Wark - BBC Newsnight

Network Television Journalist of the Year: Robert Moore

Title: ITV News
Production Company: ITN / ITV News
Broadcaster: ITV
Nominees:
Stuart Ramsay
Yogita Limaye

News Channel of the Year: Sky News

Nominees:
BBC News Channel
Al Jazeera English

News Coverage – Home: The Cost of Covid

Production Company: BBC News
Broadcaster: BBC One
Nominees:
Britain's Housing Scandal - ITV News
Women, Violence and Criminal Justice - Channel 4 News

News Coverage – International: Storming of the Capitol

Title: ITV News
Production Company: ITN / ITV News
Broadcaster: ITV
Nominees:
Yemen - BBC News
Afghanistan Under the Taliban

News Technology: Climate Live

Broadcaster: Sky News
Nominees:
Our Climate Futures
What will climate change look like in your area?

Scoop of the Year: Storming of the Capitol

Title: ITV News
Production Company: ITN / ITV News
Broadcaster: ITV
Nominees:
Amazon's Waste Secrets Uncovered - ITV News
Ethiopia: Exposing All The Hallmarks of a Genocide

Specialist Journalist of the Year: Daniel Hewitt

Title: ITV News
Production Company: ITN / ITV News
Broadcaster: ITV
Nominees:
Victoria Macdonald - Channel 4 News
Nick Martin

Young Talent of the Year: Noel Phillips

Title: Good Morning Britain
Production Company: ITV Studios Daytime
Broadcaster: ITV
Nominees:
Marianna Spring - BBC News
Mickey Carroll

RTS Special Award: Afghan Journalists

Nominees:

“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

Nominees:

“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.”