The annual Scripps Howard Awards stand as one of the nation’s most prestigious journalism competitions. For the second consecutive year, The Vault production music library from Stephen Arnold Music is providing complete music supervision services to the event, which took place April 19, 2018, in a live show hosted by CBS' 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan.

The Awards’ 65th competition was broadcast live from Cincinnati and presented $170,000 in prize money for work across 16 categories, including the new Impact Award, which will honor the best work among the winners. With a focus on high-impact reporting, the Scripps Howard Awards recognize journalism that spurs action; news organizations that go the extra mile to expose previously undisclosed or misunderstood information; and journalists who embrace new tools, channels, technologies and approaches or creatively use established methods to provide more meaningful experiences for their audiences. 

With over 125,000 tracks, The Vault provided a deep resource to meet the Awards’ extensive music and sound needs. Working closely with the Scripps Howard Awards’ creative team, The Vault’s music supervisors curated the ideal sonic complement for the show’s dozens of live and pre-produced segments. The result is a seamless flow throughout the evening with each music selection setting the appropriate tone for the subject matter, from energetic, upbeat and stirring to somber and contemplative.

“The Vault is glad to once again be involved with the Scripps Howard Awards,” said Whitney Arnold, VP Music Services for The Vault. “Every year they honor the best in broadcast journalism, with many of the nominees and winners being our colleagues that The Vault and Stephen Arnold Music collaborate with throughout the year. It’s gratifying to see their amazing work recognized, and to be a part of the Scripps Howard Foundation’s flagship event.” 

About Stephen Arnold Music
Often referred to as the most-heard, least-known composers in the world, Stephen Arnold Music’s creativity is experienced every day in more than 500 million homes worldwide.  Based in Texas, with additional studios in Santa Fe, New Mexico, The World Leader In Sonic Branding® has more than 25 years of success delivering impactful, brand-defining music that makes a difference for today’s top broadcast networks, cable channels, television stations, digital media outlets, production companies and advertising agencies.  With multiple Emmys, Addys and Promax Golds to their credit, Stephen Arnold Music’s specialized approach and commitment to the power of sonic branding, state-of-the-art production and unparalleled customer service is at the core of its promise. Stephen Arnold Music continues to set the creative bar in a highly competitive content landscape. For more information, please visit