Join NABJ Hall of Fame Awards
Chair and ABC7/WJLA-TV Anchor Maureen Bunyan
for an in-depth discussion of the journalism lives and careers of the 2012
NABJ Hall of Fame Inductees.
The National Association of Black
Journalists invites students, faculty and colleagues to this extraordinary
session to meet and and discuss the careers of our 2012 Hall of Fame honorees and
the changing face of journalism. This special event is held in conjunction with
the 2012 NABJ Hall of Fame Induction and Reception, held on the evening of
the 26th at the Newseum.
The roundtable event is
free to ALL students, faculty, and journalists colleagues.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Newseum - Broadcast Studio (2nd Floor)
555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20001
Bunyan, Anchor, ABC7 / WJLA-TV
Gwen Ifill – Moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week"
and senior correspondent for the "PBS NewsHour." She is also
the best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age
Pat Harvey – A sixteen-time Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist who
co-anchors CBS2s 5 and 11 pm broadcasts.
Ruth Allen Ollison – Started up the NBC affiliate news department in
Tyler, TX. After two decades in the broadcasting
industry, sought to transform the conditions in Houston, TX that she had
covered for so long as a journalist.
Johnathan Rodgers – Former TV One President and CEO who
under his leadership, the network, which serves nearly 53 million adults, has
become recognized as the quality programming alternative for African-Americans.
Wallace Terry – An award-winning author, producer, public speaker and former
deputy bureau chief for Time magazine. (Posthumous induction)
Michael Fields - News Director at WABE 90.1 FM in
Atlanta and has worked 35 years in commercial and public broadcasting,
including 20 years with NPR where he served as Southern Bureau chief and worked
with member stations in 13 states.
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and senior correspondent for the "PBS NewsHour." She is also the best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama."
Gwen reports on a wide range of issues from foreign affairs to U.S. politics and policies interviewing national and international newsmakers. She has covered six Presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates -- in 2004 the debate between Republican Dick Cheney and Democrat John Edwards and in 2008 the debate between Democratic Senator Joe Biden and Republican Governor Sarah Palin.
Gwen has received more than 20 honorary doctorates and currently serves on the boards of the News Literacy Project, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and she is a fellow with the American Academy of Sciences. A native of New York City, Gwen graduated from Simmons College in Boston.
Pat Harvey, an award-winning broadcast journalist, was named co-anchor of CBS2s 5 and 11 pm broadcasts in April of 2010 . This comes after a 20 year run in primetime news on sister station KCAL9. For her 20th anniversary with the station and impressive body of work, the Los Angeles City Council and L.A. Board of Supervisors declared Oct. 30th, "Pat Harvey Day" by proclamation.
She is the recipient of two lifetime achievement awards. The first in 2004, when Harvey received the Joseph M. Quinn Lifetime Achievement award from the L.A. Press Club. In January of 2010, Pat was awarded the Golden Mike for Lifetime Achievement from the Radio and Television News Association. A sixteen-time Emmy award winner, Pat was awarded the Emmy for a multiple report on basketball great "Magic" Johnson a decade after he was diagnosed with HIV. In 2001, Harvey took home an Emmy award for a series of reports from East Africa on the AIDS epidemic and the brutal centuries-old practice of female genital mutilation.
RUTH ALLEN OLLISON
A media personality at heart, Ruth Allen Ollison dedicated much of her professional career to radio and television, showing renowned strengths in news reporting, anchoring and management. Her expertise in media enhanced many markets including Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Washington D.C. One of her favorite roles included starting up the news department at an NBC affiliate in Tyler, TX -- not far from her rural roots in the northeast Texas community of Piney.
After two decades in the broadcasting industry, Ollison sought to transform the conditions that she had covered for so long as a journalist. She landed in inner city Houston, where she bought a crack house in one of the most notorious areas of the city and started a ministry while earning a Master's Degree in Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Doctorate of Ministry (Spirituality and Transforming Community) from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Still very much in the business of communication, Ollison uses her years of experience delivering the news of the day to deliver some good news.
After close to 50 years of service in the media business, TV One President and CEO Johnathan Rodgers retired in June.
Under his leadership, the network, which serves nearly 53 million adults has become recognized as the quality programming alternative for African-Americans.
Rodgers began his career as a journalist for Sports Illustrated then moving on to work for NBC and CBS. After moving into media management, Rodgers eventually became an Executive Producer at CBS News and later the President of the CBS Television Stations group. In 1996, he joined the cable industry when he went to Discovery Communications as the President of the U.S. Networks group. He came to TV One in 2004.
(Posthumously) In 1967, Wallace Terry became deputy bureau chief for Time
magazine in Saigon. His two years of Vietnam War reporting included coverage of
the Tet offensive and scores of combat missions with American and South
Vietnamese pilots. In addition to writing for USA TODAY and Parade magazine,
Terry was an award-winning author, producer and public speaker. He died on May
is News Director at WABE 90.1 FM in Atlanta and has worked 35 years in
commercial and public broadcasting, including 20 years with NPR where he
served as Southern Bureau chief and worked with member stations in 13
Fields is being recognized for his efforts which have resulted in WABE news coverage which is a more accurate reflection of the diverse communities that the public broadcasting station in Atlanta serves.