Trey’s Story Recognized as WTMJ wins national Edward R. Murrow award

Congratulations to Newsradio 620 WTMJ’s Dan O’Donnell.  A story he did about the Kilar Family in 2011 has won a national Edward R. Murrow award for sports reporting.  The award is among the most prestigious in our industry.

Dan’s story first competed in with entries from four other states.  He then went on to compete with entries from stations across the country.

The story is about a little boy from our area who was killed in a car crash that was caused by a drunk driver in 2010.  Treyton Kilar loved baseball and the Brewers.

His family is raising money to build a youth-sized baseball field with concrete dugouts, fencing, concession stands and lights.  Not only did the Brewers make a huge donation to the effort, but they also invited the family to throw out the first pitch during the NLCS last year.  Trey’s father threw the pitch to his son’s idol, Prince Fielder.