updated 3/9/2007 11:37:40 AM ET 2007-03-09T16:37:40

NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was honored with eight prestigious National Headliner Awards, more than any other network evening newscast. The winners of the 73rd annual National Headliner Awards, sponsored by the Press Club of Atlantic City, N.J., were announced March 7, 2007, by contest officials.

The categories in which "Nightly News" received the awards are: Best Newscast; Coverage of Major News Event (2); Continuing Coverage of a Major News Event; Feature, Sports, or Human Interest Story (2); Health and Science Reporting; and Investigative Reporting.

The following is a complete list of NBC Nightly News' award winners:

BEST NEWSCAST
First Place, Best Newscast, "London Terror Plot" (Aug. 10, 2006 broadcast)

"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" staff

COVERAGE OF A MAJOR NEWS EVENT
First Place, Coverage of a Major News Event, "West Virginia Mine Disaster"

"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" staff

Second Place, Coverage of a Major News Event, "Crisis in the Middle East"

"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" staff

CONTINUING COVERAGE OF A MAJOR NEWS EVENT
Third Place, Continuing Coverage of Major News Event, "Crisis in Darfur"

"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams"

Correspondent: Ann Curry

Senior Producer: ML Flynn

Producers: Antoine Sanfuentes, Rebecca Haggerty, Marisa Buchanan

FEATURE, SPORTS OR HUMAN INTEREST STORY
First Place, Feature, Sports, or Human Interest Story, "The Heart Gallery"

"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams"

Correspondent: John Larson

Producer: Gene Choo

Second Place, Feature, Sports, or Human Interest Story, "Portraits of War"

"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams"

Correspondent: George Lewis

Producer: Mike Mosher

HEALTH AND SCIENCE REPORTING
Second Place, Health and Science Reporting, "Early Warning"

"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams"

Correspondent: Mike Taibbi

Producer: Clare Duffy

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING
Third Place, Investigative Reporting, "Trophy: U.S. Army's War Against a Promising Weapons System"

"NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams"

Correspondent: Lisa Myers, Senior Investigative Correspondent

Senior Investigative Producer: Jim Popkin

Senior Producer: Albert Oetgen

Producers: Adam Ciralsky, Doug Adams, Rich Gardella

Brian Williams is the anchor and managing editor of "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams." John Reiss was the executive producer at the time. Bob Epstein is the senior broadcast producer of "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams."

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