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David Aldridge Named 2016 NABJ Legacy Award Recipient

Thursday, May 5, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aprill Turner
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WASHINGTON (May 5, 2016) -The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has selected sports journalist David Aldridge as the recipient of the association's 2016 Legacy Award.

The award is presented annually to a black print, broadcast, digital or photojournalist of extraordinary accomplishment who has broken barriers and blazed trails.

"David Aldridge is a gifted journalist we call on to help us understand the world of sports from the competitive battles on the hardwood, to the playing fields, to the personal athlete stories," NABJ President Sarah Glover said. "He is a classy individual and exceptional storyteller with expert print, broadcast, and digital skills."

Aldridge is currently a reporter and analyst for Turner Sports where he primarily contributes to TNT's Inside the NBA telecasts. He also provides commentary and analysis, and conducts interviews for NBA.com. He spent several years as a reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer and became one of the industry's most respected NBA reporters during his nearly nine year tenure at ESPN where he anchored SportsCenter and NBA 2 Night. For nearly a decade, Aldridge was a reporter for The Washington Post,he showed his trademark versatility in covering college football and basketball, the World Series, the Super Bowl, the Indianapolis 500, the U.S. Open tennis championships, and the 1992 Olympic games.

 

NABJ Sports Task Force Chair Marc Spears, NBA reporter for ESPN's The Undefeated, praised Aldridge's commitment to others.

"David has been very instrumental in mentoring journalists whether young or veteran. He is considered the sage of the NABJ Sports Task Force who is always leaned on for advice," Spears said.

 

The Washington, DC native and American University graduate was also recently named a recipient of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame's Curt Gowdy Media Award, which is given to members of the media deemed to have made a significant contribution to the game of basketball.

 

Aldridge will be honored at NABJ's Annual Convention and Career Fair in Washington, DC., Aug. 3-7.

NABJ congratulates David Aldridge on this most worthy achievement.

About The National Association of Black Journalists:
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. 


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