CRIME BEAT WINS PRESTIGIOUS JOURNALISM AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL PODCAST

Hit True Crime Series the Sole International Podcast Honoured by
2020 RTDNA Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards

Crime Beat host Nancy Hixt
Award-winning Global News crime reporter and host of ‘Crime Beat’ Nancy Hixt.

For Immediate Release

TORONTO, May 12, 2020 – Podcast network Curiouscast’s hit true crime podcast Crime Beat was selected as the winner of the 2020 Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best International Podcast in an announcement made earlier today. The U.S. based Murrow Awards, among the most prestigious in news, honour outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism. Crime Beat was the sole podcast from outside the U.S. honoured.

Founded in 1946, with a mission to promote and protect responsible journalism, the RTDNA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to broadcast and digital journalism.

The first Canadian podcast adapted for national television, with the TV show of the same name debuting in March, Crime Beat is hosted by award-winning Global News crime reporter Nancy Hixt. Named ‘Most Popular New Show’ in Apple Podcasts Canada’s ‘Best of 2019’ list and downloaded nearly 5 million times since launch in 2019 – Crime Beat takes listeners deep inside some of Canada’s most high-profile cases, sharing the story and details not heard on the news.

Crime Beat is available now, with new episodes released bi-weekly. To listen to every episode of the podcast for free, subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, or wherever you get your favourite podcasts. For more information visit Curiouscast.ca.

The award-winning Curiouscast network launched in 2018 and is home to internationally recognized brands with diverse audio storytelling, including: the #1 Canadian-produced music podcast, The Ongoing History of New Music**; Global News daily news podcast Wait, There’s More; and 2020 Canadian Podcast Award winners Dark Poutine, History of the 90’s and Super Awesome Science Show.

*SOURCE: Apple Podcasts: Top Charts (Canada), Music, March 6, 2019.
**SOURCE: Apple Podcasts: Top Charts (Canada), Music, May 5, 2020.

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