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Local TV Nabs Four duPont-Columbia Awards

Local TV news has made an impressive showing among 2017 duPont-Columbia winners, nabbing four of the nine awards given for investigative journalism.

The award-winning stations, all affiliated with or owned by NBC, are: Tegna’s WXIA Atlanta, for spotlighting both a problem with the 911 emergency system and promoting solutions; Media General’s KXAN in Austin, Texas, for documenting the police’s inaccurate racial profiling records; Dispatch Broadcast Group’s WTHR Indianapolis for exposing massive mismanagement and corruption at a popular charity; and NBC-owned WVIT in Hartford, Conn. for uncovering widespread home foundation failures.

Local radio also got nods, with public broadcasters Michigan Radio and NPR/Colorado Public Radio awarded for their investigative efforts. So did NBC News’ Dateline, CBS News, Public television’s Frontline and Nova.