Vermont Public Radio has been honored by the Public Radio News Directors Inc. (PRNDI) with two national awards for its news reporting in 2012.
Vermont Edition was recognized for its program, “Tiny Houses, Big Statement,” a program exploring the design, building, and living in homes under 300 square feet. The VPR news team received an award for its All Things Considered newscast for October 29, 2012, the night Hurricane Sandy bore down on Vermont.
"We are extremely pleased with these awards because they reflect our commitment to provide essential, trusted, and in-depth news and information to our audience," said John Van Hoesen, senior vice president and chief content officer.
The awards were presented to local stations at a ceremony held Saturday, June 22. VPR competes in the large station category, which includes major metro stations WNYC, WBUR, and KPLU. The PRNDI awards are the only national contest recognizing outstanding public radio news reporting at local stations. The full list of winners is available here.