NABJ Rolls Out Red Carpet for 2011 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Jan. 27, Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
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NABJ Rolls Out Red Carpet for 2011 Hall
of Fame Induction Ceremony, Jan. 27, Washington, D.C.
Star-Powered Event to Honor Ed Bradley, Eugene Robinson,
Among Others; Hosted by MSNBC’s Tamron Hall, Special Remarks by Senior
Presidential Advisor Valerie Jarrett
D.C., January 11, 2011 – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) will
induct five legendary journalists into its Hall of Fame, the organization’s
highest honor, and present the Ida B. Wells Award, the annual honor
highlighting the achievement of a media executive who has demonstrated a
commitment to diversifying the nation's newsrooms and improving the coverage of
people and communities of color. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, January
27, 2011 at the Newseum in downtown Washington, D.C. Proceeds from the gala
benefit fellowship programs. The event will be hosted by MSNBC’s Tamron Hall,
host of News Nation.
NABJ pays homage to legendary black journalists who have made outstanding
contributions to the industry. Over the last 20 years, NABJ has inducted over
40 journalists into the esteemed Hall of Fame, such as W.E.B DuBois, John H.
Johnson, and Carole Simpson.
trailblazers in the industry have endured great challenges so that black
journalists today can have more freedom and professional opportunities,” said
NABJ President Kathy Times.”As Black History Month approaches, we are proud to
be the first event held at the Newsuem that solely recognizes the contributions
of Black journalists in our industry.”
star-powered event will include the following guests: Senior Advisor to
President Obama, Valerie Jarrett; MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, Chris Matthews, and
Chuck Todd; President of NBC News Steve Capus; President and CEO of BET Debra
Lee; Managing Editor NBC News' theGrio.com, David Wilson; Members of Congress,
and many others.
Attendees will have access to the
250,000 square foot museum of news. The Newseum
features seven levels of galleries, theaters, retail spaces and visitor
services. It offers a unique environment that takes museumgoers behind the
scenes to experience how and why news is made. "This Week With Christiane
Amanpour" is taped each Sunday morning at the Newseum.
Hall of Fame inductees and the Ida B. Wells Award recipient were named at the
organization’s Spring Board of Directors meeting in Washington, D.C.
program will also recognize the event’s Honorary Chairman John Seigenthaler,
the Newseum’s Vice President for programs Jack Marsh and the introductory
announcement of NABJ’s newest Fellowship awards.
Hall of Fame Inductees:
Bradley – CBS News ‘60 Minutes’
passing in 2006, Bradley spent nearly his entire 39-year career with CBS News.
At CBS, the man once described as "the coolest guy in the business” rose to the
pinnacle of journalistic achievement.
Dee – WGN-TV Chicago
30-year career in Chicago broadcasting and her charitable efforts on behalf of
children and victims’ rights make her a standout honoree.
Hayward – WUSA-TV Washington
reporter and anchor of 39 years at Washington, D.C.'s WUSA-TV holds the
national record for a woman anchoring the same evening newscast at the same
Robinson – The Washington Post
is a columnist and former assistant managing editor at The Washington Post who
won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2009. He won for a selection of
columns on the 2008 presidential campaign, and also serves as political analyst
Taliaferro – KGO Newstalk 810 San Francisco
the first black talk show host on a major market radio station in the country.
Taliaferro has literally owned the Bay Area's overnight radio listening
audience since 1986 when his talk show moved to the 1 to 5 a.m. time slot.
Wells Award Recipient:
Swanston – National Public Radio
diversity consultant and the retired director of diversity management for
National Public Radio. She has a decades-long professional track record as a
champion of media diversity. For more than 25 years, she has worked with
newspapers, television and radio stations to recruit, promote, train and retain
people of color and women.
and sponsorship information, go to www.nabj.org.
is sponsored by: BET Networks, Bloomberg, Capital One Bank, CBS News, CNN,
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Gannett Foundation, KGO Radio, McCormick
Foundation, MedImmune, NBC Universal, Northrop Grumman, Pepco Holdings, Inc.
Phelps Stokes, GEICO, Prudential, Rent-A-Center, Washington Gas, The Nielsen
Company, The Washington Post
group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C. NABJ is the largest organization
of journalists of color in the nation and provides educational, career
development and support to black journalists worldwide.