May 11, 2021
I am pleased to report that WCBS is this year’s Edward R. Murrow Award winner for Best Newscast from The Radio Television Digital News Association in Region 11 (New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania). I was privileged to co-anchor this newscast, which was a true team effort.
Looking back at this newscast from March 3, 2020, it’s clear that we’ve come a long way since then.
That day we reported on New York’s second confirmed case of coronavirus, in a lawyer from New Rochelle, NY. We reported that his family was self-quarantining, a new concept to all of us at that time. The U.S. death toll from the virus stood at 9 people. It would grow to more than a half million today. Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that a coronavirus vaccine would be months away.
The Dow would fall 786 points that day as the Fed cut interest rates 50 basis points to help the economy in the looming health crisis.
More than 1,300 Democratic delegates were at stake on this Super Tuesday, which would be the day that Joe Biden scored dramatic primary victories on his way to the presidential nomination.