NABJ Arts & Entertainment Task Force Honors Kevin Frazier with 2012 Task Force Legacy Award
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Posted by: Aprill Turner
WASHINGTON, DC (May 31, 2012) -- The National Association of Black Journalists Arts & Entertainment Task Force is excited to announce the selection of Kevin Frazier as the 2012 NABJ A&E Task Force LEGACY Award recipient.
The selection committee was not only impressed with all the successes in Frazier’s daily job at CBS’ The Insider, but they also were inspired by his entrepreneurial efforts with HipHollywood.com, an online portal Frazier launched that covers celebrities, music, news and fashion. His site filled a void, considering that he offers broadcast quality content that targets the media savvy urban consumer.
Frazier will be the first broadcast journalist to be honored with this award. He joins good company: previous recipients include the late John H. Johnson, EBONY magazine’s former Managing Editor Lynn Norment and USA Today’s longtime, celebrated music critic Steve Jones.
The A&E task force – headed up by chair Kelley L. Carter and co-chair Adrienne Samuels Gibbs -- will honor Frazier at the A&E Task Force Honors reception at the Hilton Riverside in New Orleans, which happens on Thursday, June 21.
"I am absolutely flattered and blown away that NABJ even considered me for this award. The previous honorees are true titans who've made history in our industry -- John H. Johnson is a huge inspiration and influenced my decision to pursue a career in media, especially my work with Hip Hollywood,” Frazier says. "Being recognized by my peers makes this award all the more special. I'm grateful to NABJ and my family at CBS, ET and The Insider; and also want to acknowledge executive producer Linda Bell Blue and co-executive producer DJ Petoro for turning over the reigns of a national, daily entertainment news show to an African American host, which had never been done before at the time.”
Please join the task force at the A&E reception to honor Frazier and all of his great work.
An advocacy 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.
About the NABJ Arts & Entertainment Task Force:
The NABJ Arts and Entertainment Task Force is available to NABJ members who cover arts and entertainment. This group is a great way to connect to the broader arts and entertainment community.