KCLU, California Lutheran University’s National Public Radio station, has been awarded a 2010 National Edward R. Murrow Award.
News Director Lance Orozco accepted the award for Best Audio Sports Reporting in the small market radio division for his story “The Oldest Dodger.” Orozco profiled Tony Malinosky, a 100-year-old Oxnard man who is the oldest-living member of a Major League Baseball team.
KCLU has won more than 140 regional awards for broadcasting excellence in the last decade, but this is the station’s first national award since it signed on in 1994. KCLU is the only small-market radio or television station in California that received a 2010 national Murrow award.
The Radio Television Digital News Association presents the annual Murrow awards to honor excellence in electronic journalism. RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession. This year, 59 news organizations including NBC News, CBS News and The Associated Press received 89 awards.
Orozco and KCLU General Manager Mary Olson attended the black-tie ceremony at the Grand Hyatt New York. Orozco, a broadcast journalist for nearly 30 years, worked at KEYT-TV, KCBS-TV and other television and radio stations throughout California before joining KCLU in 2001.