Nashville Public Radio reporter wins national award

June 19, 2019 GMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville Public Radio reporter has won a national Edward R. Murrow Award.

Senior health care reporter Blake Farmer of WPLN-FM won the Excellence in Writing category in the large market radio division. The Radio Television Digital News Association has administered the awards for electronic journalism since 1971.

The three stories by Farmer submitted for the contest covered trends in physician suicides, the Bonnaroo music festival embracing sober concert attendees and Alzheimer’s caretakers providing each other support.