Doubling Up: Two NPR Illinois Journalists Receive Awards

Apr 26, 2016


Bill Wheelhouse receives his award.

We are excited to announce that two NPR Illinois journalists, one former and one current, have been granted awards for stories they wrote. 

Brian Mackey, curator of the State of the State podcast, received a regional Edward R. Murrow award in the hard new category. The award was given for his story "Why Are Kids More Likely to Give False Confessions?" published in October of 2015. You can read and listen to the story here.

Previous NPR Illinois Journalist, Morning Edition Anchor, and station manager Bill Wheelhouse came in second place in the Investigating Reporting category for the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasting Contest. The story that won the award was "Are People Really Leaving Illinois In Droves?" published in June of 2015. You can read and listen to that story here.

Congratulations to both Brian and Bill for their recognition.