ABC12 wins two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

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MID-MICHIGAN (WJRT) (4/23/2019) - ABC12 has been recognized with two Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for journalism excellence.

The station won for Reporter Ann Pierret's feature story, "A simple act of kindness," which aired in August.

It tells the story of Walmart cashier Ebony Harris, who took a break and painted Angela Peters' fingernails after she had been turned away from the in-store nail salon.

ABC12 also won for Anchor Angie Hendershot's news story, "Born Into Crisis III," which aired in February 2018.

The story is the third annual look at children born during the water crisis and how they are developing compared to their peers.

ABC12 is the only station in Mid-Michigan to receive regional Murrow awards this year. These two stories advance to the national contest, where they will be considered for additional recognition.

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