NATIONAL INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT
- Jonathan Karl, ABC News, the winner in this category, was singled out for his "refreshing and original" analysis of complex topics. His probing interviews of presidential primary candidates were singled out as particularly effective, "getting candidates to relax, but never backing away from tough questions. He has a unique style of storytelling. He's likeable, yet unrelenting in getting the facts."
- Martha Raddatz, ABC News, receives a Special Commendation for Debate Moderation for her work in the vice presidential debate. Judges praised her for being "an active moderator who struck the right balance between facilitating and shaping the debate. She posed excellent questions, asked for specifics and did her best to keep the candidates on point."
- BET not only informed African-Americans about the candidates and issues; jurors noted that BET also issued "a call to action to potential voters." While stories were substantive and insightful, "a lot of heart and passion went into pieces" as well.
- Univision journalists who interviewed the presidential candidates were praised for being "relentless in their approach to getting information." Though "their questions were agenda-driven for the Latino community, this is precisely what community news requires."