New York, NY – April 23, 2018

Westwood One, the largest audio network in the U.S., today announced that Westwood One News has won the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi award from The Society of Professional Journalists for its breaking news coverage of the Las Vegas concert shooting last October 1, 2017. The “Radio Breaking News Reporting Award” recognizes resourceful and complete coverage of a major breaking news event, emphasizing both deadline reporting and continuing coverage as the story develops over succeeding days.

The winning entry represents the scope and scale of Westwood One News coverage, including on-scene reporting by lead correspondent Jim Roope and contributions from the entire Westwood One News staff; accuracy in reporting; resources in Las Vegas; and live anchored special reports.

Westwood One News is one of the largest U.S. radio news networks, with major affiliates including all news WINS/NY, KYW/Philadelphia, and major market news/talk stations such as WABC/NY, WMAL/Washington DC, WLS/Chicago, KGO/San Francisco, and WBAP/Dallas. Westwood One News is heard on nearly 900 affiliates throughout the United States.

For more information about Westwood One News, contact Jim Jones at or (202) 840-7933.

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