​CBC News journalists scooped up 44 awards on Saturday at the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) awards, honouring national and regional work in TV, web and radio.

"All these awards recognize our excellence on all platforms," said CBC News editor in chief Jennifer McGuire, noting the CBC took home the lion's share of the 75 awards.

"My sincere appreciation goes to everyone involved, to our finalists and to our winners. You do us proud."

Along with the accolades, the RTDNA also honoured CBC journalists past and present.

Terry Milewski, a longtime CBC news correspondent who retired in September 2016, was one of the two recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award — Charles Adler was the other. 

On Friday, Stuart McLean was posthumously presented The President's Award, the RTDNA's highest honour for "an individual who has brought recognition and distinction to the field of electronic and digital journalism."

McLean, a longtime CBC Radio host, died at age 68 in February after a battle with melanoma.

Mark Mietkiewicz, who has been with the CBC for three decades, received the Distinguished Service Award for his work as Awards Chair of RTDNA Canada.

CBC wins:


RTDNA 2017 — NETWORK AWARD WINNERS

DIGITAL

ADRIENNE CLARKSON AWARD — DIVERSITY Missing & Murdered: Who Killed Alberta Williams?, CBC News.

DATA STORYTELLING AWARD Transport Canada List of 'Highest Risk' Railway Crossings Not Widely Shared, CBC Manitoba

DIGITAL MEDIA AWARD Saving Sid, CBC News

GORD SINCLAIR AWARD — LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS America Votes 2016: Election Night, CBC News

SPORTS LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS AWARD 2016 Arctic Winter Games, CBC North

MULTIPLATFORM

DAN MCARTHUR AWARD — IN-DEPTH OR INVESTIGATIVE The National: Dirty Work, CBC News

RADIO

BYRON MACGREGOR AWARD — BEST NEWSCAST The World at Six: Donald Trump Wins, CBC News

CHARLIE EDWARDS AWARD — SPOT NEWS The World at Six: Brussels Bombing, CBC News

DAVE ROGERS AWARD — SHORT FEATURE RNC Diversity, CBC News

DAVE ROGERS AWARD — LONG FEATURE The World at Six: Notes of a Lawsuit, CBC News

DICK SMYTH AWARD — CREATIVE USE OF SOUND The World at Six: Battleground Florida

SPORTS FEATURE REPORTING AWARD 10-Thousand Hours: the Patience, Pain and Pride it Takes to be an Olympian, CBC News

SPORTS LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS AWARD Olympic Games Report, CBC News

GORD SINCLAIR AWARD — LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS q: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen, CBC Music

RON LAIDLAW AWARD — CONTINUING COVERAGE The Current: Public Forums on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, CBC Radio

SAM ROSS AWARD — EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY Out in the Open: The Invisibility of Late-term Pregnancy Loss, CBC Radio

ADRIENNE CLARKSON AWARD — DIVERSITY Ideas From the Trenches: Undoing Linguicide, CBC Radio

TELEVISION

DAVE ROGERS AWARD — SHORT FEATURE The National: Failure to Protect, CBC News

GORD SINCLAIR AWARD — LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS America Votes, CBC News

HUGH HAUGLAND AWARD — CREATIVE USE OF VIDEO The National: Ethiopia — The Lion of Africa, CBC News

RON LAIDLAW AWARD — CONTINUING COVERAGE In the Face of the Fire — Briar Stewart, CBC Edmonton

SPORTS LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS AWARD Rio 2016 Olympic Games on CBC, CBC TV Sports

RTDNA 2017 — NATIONAL WINNERS

DIGITAL

ADRIENNE CLARKSON AWARD — DIVERSITY Real Talk on Race, CBC Montreal

DATA STORYTELLING AWARD Every Parking Ticket Issued in Vancouver Last Year, CBC Vancouver

DIGITAL MEDIA AWARD — SMALL/MEDIUM MARKET Deep Water, CBC Thunder Bay

GORD SINCLAIR AWARD — LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS Yukon Royal Visit, CBC Whitehorse

RON LAIDLAW AWARD — CONTINUING COVERAGE Tim Bosma Murder Trial Coverage, CBC Hamilton

SAM ROSS AWARD — EDITORIAL/COMMENTARY Editorial Value: Politics, Sports and Indigenous Affairs, CBC Montreal

SPORTS FEATURE REPORTING AWARD — SMALL/MEDIUM MARKET 2016 Arctic Winter Games, CBC North

SPORTS FEATURE REPORTING AWARD — LARGE MARKET Winter Cycling 101, CBC Edmonton

MULTIPLATFORM

DAN MCARHUR AWARD — IN-DEPTH OR INVESTIGATIVE The Frontline of Fentanyl, CBC Vancouver

RADIO

ADRIENNE CLARKSON AWARD — DIVERSITY Finding Refuge, CBC Vancouver

DAVE ROGERS AWARD — SHORT FEATURE SMALL/MEDIUM MARKET A Promise Kept, CBC Thunder Bay

DAVE ROGERS AWARD — SHORT FEATURE LARGE MARKET Facing Fentanyl: A Young Addict and his Mom, CBC Vancouver

DAVE ROGERS AWARD — LONG FEATURE SMALL/MEDIUM MARKET Atlantic Voice: A Journey to Jamaica, CBC Nova Scotia

DAVE ROGERS AWARD — LONG FEATURE LARGE MARKET Two Veterans, Decades Apart, CBC Montreal

DICK SMYTH AWARD — CREATIVE USE OF SOUND Metro Morning: 'Letters to Mohammed', CBC Toronto

PETER GZOWSKI AWARD — RADIO NEWS INFORMATION PROGRAM Six Quebecers Killed in Burkina Faso Terrorist Attack, CBC Montreal

RON LAIDLAW AWARD — CONTINUING COVERAGE Fault Lines, CBC Vancouver

SPORTS FATURE REPORTING AWARD — SMALL/MEDIUM MARKET Daybreak: Women's World Hockey Comes to Kamloops, CBC Kamploops

SPORTS FEATURE REPORTING AWARD — LARGE MARKET Taekwondo Kid, CBC Calgary

TELEVISION

BERT CANNINGS AWARD — BEST NEWSCAST SMALL MARKET Northbeat, CBC North

DAVE ROGERS AWARD — LONG FEATURE LARGE MARKET Vancouver at 6: A Night in the ER: Fentanyl Crisis Ground Zero, CBC Vancouver

GORD SINCLAIR AWARD — LIVE SPECIAL EVENTS Beaumont-Hamel 100, CBC Newfoundland & Labrador