Unfiltered with Kiran wins National Edward R. Murrow Award!

Unfiltered with Kiran has been named as a national Edward R. Murrow award winner!

An Edward R. Murrow award is considered one of the highest & most prestigious journalism awards. The Murrow Awards recognize local and national news stories that exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the community. The award is named after broadcast journalist & World War II correspondent Edward R. Murrow.

Unfiltered with Kiran falls under digital news and won for a report on 25-yr-old Christopher Ballard with down syndrome who successfully entered and completed his first triathlon.

The entry was titled “Keep on Keeping on” because Ballard doesn’t let his down syndrome keep him down.

Not only was it his first triathlon, he also made his mother Mary Ballard take part side-by-side for her first triathlon as well.

“Something inside of me said if he wants to do it, who are you to dampen his parade. If he wants you to do it then you need to get out there and do it too so as soon as I finished my surgery, I got out and I started walking and started jogging and found out I could jog better now than I could before my surgery,” said Mary Ballard.

“I am truly honored with this win. More than anything though, it serves as proof of never stop trying and that hard work really does pay off,” said Chawla. “Also, a huge thank you to Chris & Mary Ballard for letting us tell your story!”

A banquet will be held in October in New York where all national award recipients will receive their awards.

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