Immigrant’s Tale Wins Murrow Award


The New Yorker Radio Hour radio show and podcast — produced through a partnership between WNYC Studios and The New Yorker — has won a 2019 National Murrow Award in the Network Radio category for its story “Fleeing Deportation, a Woman Takes Sanctuary in a Church.” The Murrow Awards honor outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism.

The story was based on a magazine article by New Yorker staff writer Jonathan Blitzer about Amanda Morales Guerra, an undocumented mother on Long Island who fled a deportation order with her three children and found sanctuary from Immigration and Customs Enforcement in an Episcopalian Church associated with the New Sanctuary movement.

“The story about Amanda Morales Guerra and her experience during a time of increasingly stringent measures against undocumented immigrants represents the high bar of what The New Yorker Radio Hour strives to do: deeply engaged, deeply informed reporting about how we live in an increasingly uncertain world,” said David Krasnow, Executive Producer. “We are thrilled that this story and Jonathan Blitzer’s excellent work has been recognized with an Edward R. Murrow Award, and it’s an honor to bring these stories to our listeners.”

The program airs on 278 stations nationally and is available at, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Pocket Casts, or wherever podcasts are available.

The National Murrow Awards will be presented by the Radio Television Digital News Association at the Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala on Monday, October 14, 2019.


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