Edward R. Murrow Award for Ash-har Quraishi


Last week Ash-har Quraishi was honored with the prestigious 2007 Edward R. Murrow award for Investigative Reporting.
His award-winning investigation entitled “Police Station Intimidation” was an explosive undercover report on how police departments handle citizen complaints against their own officers. The report exposed intimidation tactics and the abuse of some departments’ own complaint policies and procedures.
Ash-har is the son of M. Rajaullah Quraishi and Shabnam Quraishi. He grew up in the Chicago community, graduating from the MCC Islamic School. He received his degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Currently he is the Chief Investigative Reporter for the CBS affiliate in Kansas City where he leads the long-form investigative unit.
Earlier Ash-har served for three years as CNN’s Islamabad Bureau Chief and Correspondent following the 9/11 attacks. During the tenure he e was honored by the South Asian Journalists Association for his coverage of Pakistan’s 2003 general elections. In 2004 he was named one of the top 50 South Asian Global Achievers in Mass Media by Triangle Media Group. He is married to former CNN Producer Basma Babar-Quraishi and has a two-year-old daughter.



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