WTTW Wins Two 2020 Peter Lisagor Awards for Groundbreaking WTTW News Content and Coverage

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Chicago, IL - May 14, 2021

Today, the Chicago Headline Club announced that WTTW won two Peter Lisagor Awards. The winners were selected by an independent chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) from across more than 100 categories including newspapers, magazines, television, radio, and digital media. WTTW was awarded for:  

Best In-Depth News Story or Series: Making Sense of 2020 Daniel Andries. Watch Making Sense of 2020.

Best Public Affairs Programming: Peace & Justice: A WTTW News Special Staff. Watch Peace & Justice: A WTTW News Special.

“We are honored that the Chicago Headline Club chose to recognize WTTW News and this important work” said WTTW President & CEO Sandra Cordova Micek. “As a public media organization, it is our role to cover and analyze the issues that matter most to the people in our city, region, and beyond.  We are committed to delivering trusted, essential content, and it was even more critical during 2020 as the nation faced civil unrest, a pandemic, and a presidential election. We are proud of this work, and it is a clear demonstration of how we fulfill on our purpose of enriching lives, engaging communities, and inspiring exploration.”

About the Lisagors
As the Chicago Daily News Washington bureau chief from 1959 to 1976, Peter Lisagor was one of the nation’s most respected and well-known journalists. The Chicago Headline Club established the Lisagor Awards in 1977 to inspire Chicago-area journalists to follow his outstanding example and to recognize truly superior contributions to journalism.

WTTW is the PBS member station in Chicago, committed to creating and presenting unique media content across distinct television and digital channels – WTTW, WTTW Prime, WTTW Create, WTTW World, WTTW PBS Kids 24/7, wttw.com, and the PBS/WTTW video app. Recognized for award-winning journalism and local productions – such as CHICAGO TONIGHT, BLACK AND LATINO VOICES, CHICAGO FROM THE AIR, THE GREAT CHICAGO FIRE, CHICAGO BY ‘L’, CHECK, PLEASE!; digital-first series FIRSTHAND, URBAN NATURE, and FOODPHILES; and national productions PREHISTORIC ROAD TRIP and NATURE CAT – WTTW presents the very best in public affairs, arts and culture, nature and science, history and documentary, and children’s public media content. Connect with WTTW on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


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