UTV honoured with ITV award
Published Tuesday, 01 May 2012
UTV's Head of News, Darwin Templeton, has spoken of his honour at accepting an award on behalf of the news team, in recognition of UTV's outstanding commitment to current affairs and investigative journalism.
UTV Live Tonight's anchor Paul Clark with Head of News Darwin Templeton. (© UTV)
The broadcaster received a special award at the One ITV Regions and Nations awards in London for its years of work, including on the programmes UTV Live Tonight and Insight.
"It was a great honour to accept this award on behalf of everyone who has contributed to UTV current affairs programmes over the years," Darwin Templeton said.
"The judges paid tribute to the work that had been done against the backdrop of the Troubles and noted that the journalistic skills developed in those days were still very much in evidence today.
"It was very pleasing to see our commitment to current affairs and the efforts of our staff acknowledged in this way by our peers in ITV."
A special mention was also given to the recent Insight documentary 'The Resurrection of Brendan Smyth' - which also won the national Royal Television Society award in the Nations and Regions Current Affairs and News category.
The One ITV Regions and Nations awards celebrate creative and excellent journalism in UK news and current affairs.