FOX 8, Lee Zurik honored with national award from Society of Professional Journalists

FOX 8 won two awards for investigative journalism this year. (FOX 8)
FOX 8 won two awards for investigative journalism this year. (FOX 8)
Updated: Apr. 23, 2018 at 11:43 AM CDT
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FOX 8, Lee Zurik and the investigative team have been honored with two more national awards for their work.

The staff won two SPJ Sigma Delta Chi awards.

"State of Unrest" won for Investigative Reporting, while the "Cracking the Code" series won for Public Service.

The "State of Unrest" probe helped to peel back the layers of potential corruption at Louisiana State Police. Following findings from the investigation, Mike Edmonson resigned as State Police superintendent, one of the commissioners responsible for overseeing State Police quit.

"Cracking the Code," FOX 8's widespread investigation into the healthcare industry, exposed glaring inequities in medical procedure pricing and questionable billing practices by healthcare providers.

The sixth-month series, done in partnership with | The Times-Picayune and ClearHealthCosts, looked to bring transparency to health care and to educate and arm consumers with potentially money-saving tools and information.

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