The Royal Television Society, the UK’s organization for all things media, held its annual awards tonight in London. NBC News President Deborah Turness received the Judges’ Award while CNN International was named News Channel of the Year for the second year running, beating out the BBC and Sky News. CNN also won the News Coverage award for their reporting on Typhoon Haiyan.
Turness, above, was honored for her work as head of ITV News as well as at NBC News, which she joined as president last summer. In a note to NBC News staffers, obtained by TVNewser, Pat Fili-Krushel, head of the NBCU News Group, says the judges “recognized Deborah’s energy, competitiveness and popular news sense, all qualities that have quickly become the hallmark of her leadership of NBC News since joining us six months ago.”
See all the winners on the RTS Twitter feed.