(CNN) – CNN received a Peabody Award Monday for the network's "distinguished achievement and meritorious public service" in its coverage of the 2008 presidential campaign. CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer accepted the award in New York on behalf of the network's political team.
The award – which recognizes achievements in radio, television, and cable – was presented to CNN for its "unparalleled coverage of a historic presidential election process," according to the Peabody Board.
The board specifically hailed CNN's "state-of-the-art technology and…small army of reporters, producers and analysts."
Earlier this year, CNNPolitics.com was recognized as the best television-affiliated Web reporting of the year by the National Headliner Awards.