KHOU has been honored for Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and News Documentary as a recipient of two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for "Juneteenth:1865-2021," a look back at the meaning of day and its history here in southeast Texas.
You can watch the first segment of the winning entry in the video player above.
According to the Radio Television Digital News Association, of the awards that are given to journalists, the Murrow Awards are among the most respected journalism awards in the world.
While the awards are considered a station-wide honor, KHOU's "Juneteenth: 1865-1921" became a reality through the work of dozens of journalists and technicians from multiple departments.
"These awards are examples of our relentless efforts to deliver impactful, thoughtful journalism that helps celebrate the communities we serve," said Liz Roldan, KHOU 11 News Director.
The awards began in 1971 and are named for Edward R. Murrow, a radio and television news journalist who rose to fame as a correspondent during World War II and later as the host of the CBS program "See It Now."