WCAX News honored with national Edward R. Murrow Award

Published: Oct. 15, 2019 at 12:09 AM EDT
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WCAX News has been honored with a prestigious national journalism award.


won the Edward R. Murrow Award for their series "Battle over Burn Pits," which focused on military burn pits overseas and their health impacts on soldiers.

Thousands of troops breathed in smoke from the open-air burn pits in the middle of war zones. In those pits, everything was burned: tires, medical waste, human waste, metals, trash.

The WCAX team uncovered how many Vermonters got sick; some died. Their reporting led to investigations and proposed legislation to help our veterans.

Darren and Lance's work earned them the Edward R. Murrow Award for "Best News Series." They picked it up Monday night at a ceremony in New York City.