(Tampa, FL) April 29, 2019 – Hearst Television, owner of WMOR-TV, has been honored with the National Association of Broadcasters’ 2019 Service to America Award for Television, in the Ownership Group category.
The NAB Leadership Foundation (NABLF), the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), annually presents the Celebration of Service to America Awards honoring the outstanding public service commitment of local television and radio broadcasters.
Hearst Television was honored for its in-depth political and public affairs programming. This included its stations’ 2018 election coverage effort, under the “Commitment 2018” banner, resulting in more than 200 hours of aggregate coverage of political discourse – including news stories, interviews, features and debates – throughout the season, as well as the innovative and insightful discourse advanced by Hearst Television’s syndicated weekly talk program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.”
Hearst Television also recently was honored with its 10th consecutive groupwide Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism, given by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
MOR-TV is a Hearst Television owned and operated television station in Tampa Bay and is one of America’s top independent television stations. MOR-TV features the best in off-network comedies and dramas featuring The Big Bang Theory, Mom, The Goldbergs, Last Man Standing, Modern Family, Family Guy, Chicago PD, and more. MOR-TV is also one of three stations in a group that includes thisTV Tampa Bay, the markets first 24-hour over-the-air movie channel featuring blockbuster motion pictures, and estrellaTV Tampa Bay, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment channel in America. MOR-TV’s website is www.mor-tv.com.
About Hearst Television
Hearst Television owns and operates 34 television and two radio stations serving 26 media markets across 39 states reaching over 21 million U.S. television households. Through its partnership with nearly all of the major networks, Hearst Television distributes national content over nearly 70 video channels including programming from ABC, NBC, CBS, CW, MY Net, MeTV, This TV, Estrella and more. The radio stations are leaders in Baltimore news/talk and rock music listenership. Hearst Television is recognized as one of the industry’s premier companies and has been honored with numerous awards for distinguished journalism, industry innovation, and community service. Hearst Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst.