Achievements and Awards

2014

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
Vermont Public Radio won four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for audio documentary, website, continuing coverage, and hard news. 

Best Places To Work In Vermont
Vermont Public Radio was been named as one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Vermont by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

2013

National PRNDI Awards
Vermont Public Radio was recognized 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.

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
Vermont Public Radio won four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including recognition for “Overall Excellence,” from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). 

Gracie Award
Reporter Charlotte Albright was recognized in the outstanding hard news feature category for her story about female veterans in the Upper Valley. The Gracies are presented by the Alliance For Women In Media and honor outstanding national and local work created for women, by women, and about women.

Best Places To Work In Vermont
Vermont Public Radio was been named as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Vermont by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
2013

National PRNDI Awards
Vermont Public Radio was recognized 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.

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
Vermont Public Radio won four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including recognition for “Overall Excellence,” from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). 

Gracie Award
Reporter Charlotte Albright was recognized in the outstanding hard news feature category for her story about female veterans in the Upper Valley. The Gracies are presented by the Alliance For Women In Media and honor outstanding national and local work created for women, by women, and about women.

Best Places To Work In Vermont
Vermont Public Radio was been named as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Vermont by Vermont Business Magazine and the Vermont Chamber of Commerce.

2012

Read Robin Turnau's 2012 President's Letter

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. VPR received seven awards in 2012.  Here are the categories and winning entries.

2012 Gracie Award®
The Gracie Awards are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, for excellence in programming created for women, by women and about women.

2011

Read Robin Turnau's 2011 President's Letter

Seven Daysie Award for Best Radio Station
Each year, readers of the Burlington-based Seven Days weekly paper pick their favorite restaurants, artists, stores, festivals, journalists, personalities, and media in the area where Seven Days is delivered. This is the fourth consecutive year that Vermont Public Radio has been voted Best Radio Station.

National Edward R. Murrow Awards
RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. VPR received three awards in 2011.  Here are the categories and winning entries.

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. VPR received six awards in 2011.  Here are the categories and winning entries.

Public Radio News Director Incorporated (PRNDI) Awards
The PRNDI Awards is the only national competition devoted to rewarding outstanding local public radio news.

2010

Seven Daysie Award for Best Radio Station
Each year, readers of the Burlington-based Seven Days weekly paper pick their favorite restaurants, artists, stores, festivals, journalists, personalities, and media in the area where Seven Days is delivered. This is the third year in a row Vermont Public Radio has been voted Best Radio Station.

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. VPR received six awards in 2010.  Here are the categories and winning entries.

Breaking News: The Rescue Of Captain Richard Phillips

Feature Reporting

Investigative Reporting

Series

Sports

Website

2009

Vermont Association of Broadcasters: Distinguished Service Award
Reporter Bob Kinzel was recognized for his many years of excellence in reporting from the Vermont Statehouse. 

Seven Daysie Award for Best Radio Station
Each year, readers of the Burlington-based Seven Days weekly paper pick their favorite restaurants, artists, stores, festivals, journalists, personalities, and media in the area where Seven Days is delivered. This is the second year in a row Vermont Public Radio has been voted Best Radio Station.

National Edward R. Murrow Award
RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

Public Radio News Director Incorporated (PRNDI) Awards
The PRNDI Awards is the only national competition devoted to rewarding outstanding local public radio news.

My Source Community Impact Awards for Engagement

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting honors stations for commitment and responsiveness to their communities in providing innovative programming and services that have a vital impact on the community.

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards
RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism. VPR received nine awards in 2009, including the top award for Overall Excellence.
 

2008

Seven Daysie Award for Best Radio Station
Each year, readers of the Burlington-based Seven Days weekly paper pick their favorite “best” restaurants, artists, stores, festivals, journalists, politicians in the area where Seven Days is delivered. After several years as runner-up, VPR was voted best radio station.

Benchmarks for Public Radio Fundraising Award
DEI, public radio's fundraising and marketing professional organization awarded their first Benchmarks award to VPR. Of the 98 stations surveyed in the recent DEI Benchmarks report, Vermont Public Radio was consistently near the 90th percentile for individual giving per listener hour, underwriting revenue per listener hour, major giving as a percent of individual giving, and has one of the lowest costs per dollar raised in the industry.

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My Source Radio Testimonials Award:
The Corportation for Public Broadcasting's My Source Radio Contest challenged stations to gather and produce creative, authentic, and meaningful listener testimonials that embody the core values of public radio.

  • Third Place: Producer Franny Bastian for her testimonial of listener James Woodard of Underhill describing his love for VPR jazz programming. Listen to the winning entries here.
National Edward R. Murrow Award:
RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards:
RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

2007

National Edward R. Murrow Awards:
RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards:
RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

2006

Public Radio News Director Incorporated (PRNDI) Awards:
Public Radio News Director Incorporated Award is the only national competition devoted to rewarding outstanding local public radio news.

National Edward R. Murrow Awards:
RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism.

Regional Associated Press Awards:

Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards:
RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism

2005

Gabriel Award: "Vermont Reads: First They Killed My Father"
The Gabriel Award recognizes broadcasters whose work has raised the consciousness of the public to focus on human concerns

Gracie Allen Award: Camel's Hump Radio: "Daisy and the Doll" and "Alec's Primer"
The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women

Edward R. Murrow Awards:
RTNDA's Edward R. Murrow Award honors outstanding achievements in electronic journalism

Regional Associated Press Awards:

SEJ Award for Reporting on the Environment:
The Society of Environmental Journalists Awards are the largest environmental journalism contest in North America. VPR's John Dillon took second place for stories on several subjects:

2004

Edward R. Murrow Awards:

Public Radio News Director Incorporated (PRNDI) Awards:

Regional Associated Press Awards:

2003

Regional Associated Press Awards:

  • Commentary: "Great Thoughts of Vermont", "Vermont's Enron" (Timothy McQuiston), "Howard Dean, Babe, If I May?" (Philip Baruth)
  • Talk Show: "Switchboard: Senator Jeffords" (Bob Kinzel), "Switchboard: Housing shortage" (Steve Zind)
  • General News: "Dean's presidential bid" (Bob Kinzel, John Dillon)
  • Breaking News: "IBM lays off 1,000 workers" (Neal Charnoff), "Tulloch's motive" (John Dillon, Neal Charnoff, Betty Smith)
  • Enterprise: "The Heroin Problem" (Steve Zind, Neal Charnoff, Nina Keck), "OMYA" (John Dillon), "LBJ and Hoff" (Neal Charnoff, Steve Zind, Bob Kinzel)
  • Investigative: "Fired editor" (John Dillon), "Fletcher Allen" (John Dillon), "Abuse in the diocese" (Steve Zind)
  • Public Affairs Documentary: "Candidates Debate" (Bob Kinzel), "Great Thoughts of Vermont"(Betty Smith)
  • News Feature: "Getting in the Wood" (Steve Zind)
  • Elections: "General Election Coverage"
  • Best Weathercast: "Eye on the Sky" (Mark Breen, Steve Maleski)
  • Distinguished Service Award: John Van Hoesen, VPR News Director

2002

Regional Associated Press Awards:

  • Commentary: Civil Unions series
  • Talk Show: "Switchboard: Civil Union Debates" (Bob Kinzel), "Switchboard: Methadone" (Bob Kinzel)
  • General News: Civil Unions coverage (Bob Kinzel)
  • Breaking News: Sale of Ben and Jerry's
  • Enterprise: "Out in the Cold: Stories of Adversity and Survival in Winter"
  • Public Affairs Documentary: Live coverage of House Judiciary Committee public hearing, "Election 2000 Debate Series"
  • Elections: Election night 2000