PBS NewsHour Named Recipient of Two News & Documentary Emmy Awards

Arlington, VA (September 25, 2019) — PBS NewsHour was named the recipient of two News & Documentary Emmy Awards from The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at a ceremony in New York City on Tuesday, September 24, 2019.

Special correspondent Jane Ferguson’s reporting on war torn Yemen’s hunger crisis was recognized with an award in the Outstanding Hard News Feature Story in a Newscast category. NewsHour’s investigation of rape, harassment and retaliation in the U.S. Forest Service received an award in the Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newscast category.

NewsHour was the recipient of 6 total Emmy Award nominations for 2018 reporting. Anchor and Managing Editor Judy Woodruff closed out the ceremony, which was held at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, with the presentation of the award winners for Best Story in a Newscast, Best Story in a Newsmagazine, and Best Documentary.

Links to NewsHour’s Emmy Award winning coverage and credits below:

Yemen’s Spiraling Hunger Crisis is a Man-Made Disaster

Category: Outstanding Hard News Feature Story in a Newscast

One of the poorest countries in the Middle East, Yemen’s war has pushed it to the brink of famine. A Saudi blockade has slowed the flow of food and helped push prices up. Markets and businesses are ruined from airstrikes. Millions are destitute. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson smuggled herself across front lines to report on what’s happening inside the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

Correspondent: Jane Ferguson

Senior Producer: Morgan Till

Producer: Layla Quran

Field Producers: Mohammed AlMahfadi, Fuad AlYadumi, Ahmed Baider

Executive Producer: Sara Just

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Rape, Harassment and Retaliation in the U.S. Forest Service: Women Firefighters Tell Their Stories

Category: Outstanding Investigative Report in a Newscast

Broadcast piece: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/rape-harassment-and-retaliation-in-the-u-s-forest-service-women-firefighters-tell-their-stories

Online piece: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/they-reported-sexual-harassment-then-the-retaliation-began

On the Fire Line revealed a longstanding culture of rape, harassment and assault in the ranks of the U.S. Forest Service. The cross-platform series took a particular focus on the misconduct faced by women firefighters, and laid bare a less-talked-about aspect of harassment: the retaliation that follows when women report. In four months of reporting, the NewsHour team conducted interviews with 34 current and former Forest Service employees spanning 13 states. Following the NewsHour reports, the head of U.S. Forest Service resigned, the agency implemented a top-to-bottom change in its sexual harassment policies and Congress held an oversight hearing.

Correspondent/writer/photographer: William Brangham

Producer/writer: Lorna Baldwin

Senior producer/editor: Emily Carpeaux

Senior producer: Murrey Jacobson

Managing editor/senior producer: Jenny Marder

Producer/writer: Elizabeth Flock

Producer/writer/photographer: Joshua Barajas

Senior producer/writer: Erica Hendry

Senior producer: Travis Daub

Design, digital and technical staff: Adam Sarraf, Vanessa Dennis, Stephan Rohde, Brennan Butler, Nick Massella and Dan Cooney

NewsHour Productions General Counsel: Lisa Lindstrom Delaney

Davis, Wright, Tremaine’s Eric Feder

Executive producer: Sara Just