ITV News wins a BAFTA

ITV News has won the BAFTA for news coverage at this year’s awards.

News at Ten picked up the award for their coverage of the Cumbria Murders – which saw taxi driver Derrick Bird kill Twelve people and injure 25 – his body was later found in the Boot area.

Writing on Twitter, News at Ten presenter, Mark Austin said:

Very proud to say we just won our third Bafta in three years. As mydaughter wd say OMG @itv_news at Ten 35 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

News at Ten presenter, Julie Etchingham added:

V proud of fantastic News at Ten team who’ve just won a #bafta 21 minutes ago via Twitter for BlackBerry® · powered by @socialditto

Also nominated in the same category was the BBC for the ‘Handover of Power’, Sky News for their recent coverage of the ‘Egypt crisis’ and Channel 4 News for their report ‘From Chile’s Ecstasy to Congo’s Agony’.

BBC Sport won the sports coverage award for their F1 coverage of the Abu Dhabi grand prix.

F1 host Jake Humphrey said:

SO delighted to have won the @bafta. Team put so much effort into the coverage because we realise how lucky we are to do this job. #bbcf1 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

Updated: Sunday 22 May 2011