Westwood One News Wins National Headliner Award for Breaking News Coverage of Mass Shootings in Texas and Ohio

Second Consecutive Year Westwood One News Captures Prestigious Award  

New York, NY – April 8, 2020 – Cumulus Media’s Westwood One News has won the prestigious National Headliner Award for “Breaking News or Continuing Coverage of a Single News Event” for coverage of the mass shootings which occurred over a single weekend in El Paso, TX, and Dayton, OH, last year. This is the second consecutive year that Westwood One News has captured first place. Last year’s nod was for coverage of the horrific mass shootings in Parkland, FL.

This award recognizes the full scope of the network’s coverage and programming from the Westwood One News team, which featured correspondent Clayton Neville in El Paso and reporter Jerry Bodlander in Dayton.  

The network also garnered second place in the “Documentary or Public Affairs” category for 1939 – America on the Eve of War and earned third place in the “Best Newscast” category for America in the Morning

Founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, the National Headliner Awards program is one of the oldest and largest annual contests recognizing journalistic merit in the communications industry. 

Westwood One News, airing on more than 950 radio stations, launched in January 2015. It was created to offer stations greater flexibility, local branding opportunities, and the ability to integrate comprehensive network news coverage into their local operations.  


Karen Kemp Glover | Westwood One | kglover@westwoodone.com | (212) 299-3108