Sky News awarded BAFTA for Ebola coverage

Sky News awarded BAFTA for Ebola coverage

Sky News was awarded a BAFTA last night in the news category for its reporting and analysis of the Ebola crisis in Western Africa.

The winning coverage featured Sky News’ Special Correspondent Alex Crawford, and cameraman David Rees, on the ground in Liberia. There they reported from inside a treatment centre, as well as collecting the bodies of Ebola victims.

Thomas Moore, Sky’s Health Correspondent, delivered analysis back in the London studio including an exclusive interview with the Belgian scientist who first identified Ebola in the 1970s as well as interviewing the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

“The Ebola crisis has been one of the major stories of the year, horrifying to watch unfold and dangerous to cover,” said John Ryley, Head of Sky News.

“The team at Sky News delivered from the heart of the story – well before the World Health Organisation declared the outbreak an epidemic. It was the essence of brave and revealing journalism.”

The BAFTA follows Alex being named recipient of the prestigious Charles Wheeler Award for her outstanding contribution to broadcast journalism.

Updated: Monday 11 May 2015