The honor went to "48 Hours: The Lost Children," reported by correspondent Maureen Maher (December 2009), a two-year investigation into one of the largest foreign adoption scams in U.S. history that left more than 80 children torn between two vastly different cultures.
The "48 Hours" team on the award-winning report include: Susan Zirinsky, executive producer; Maureen Maher, correspondent; Al Briganti, executive editor/senior producer; Kathleen O'Connell, senior story editor; Katherine Davis, Douglas Longhini and Jenna Jackson, producers; Sara Ely Hulse and Michelle Feuer, field producers; Mead Stone and Richard Barber, producers/editors.
In all, CBS News won seven Edward R. Murrow awards for outstanding television and radio journalism.
Two television awards went to "60 Minutes" stories, both reported by Scott Pelley, while a Lara Logan series of reports for the "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" received an award.
CBS Radio News won three awards, including "Overall Excellence" for the fourth straight year.
"We're especially proud to be acknowledged by the association of our own industry peers," said CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus. "The RTDNA judges know from personal experience what goes into each story and what it takes to be the very best."
The awards will be distributed at a dinner gala on Oct. 11 in New York.