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Hall of Fame Induction and Luncheon
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The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce its 2015-2016 Hall of Fame Inductees, recipients of the highest recognition given by the organization. The induction ceremony will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC on August 5th as part of 2016 NABJ/NAHJ Convention and Career Fair.

The inductees are:


Tony Brown: Broadcast journalism legend, producer and host of  “Tony Brown’s Journal,” the longest-running national Black-affairs TV series in history

Charles Gerald Fraser:  New York Times journalism pioneer and inspirational mentor for generations of reporters

Monica Kaufman Pearson:  First African American and first woman to anchor a daily evening Atlanta television news broadcast

Dorothy Leavell:  Chicago-based crusading force and voice of the Black Press in America

Dori Maynard:  President of the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and advocate for diversity in American journalism

Gil Noble:  Producer and host of WABC-TV’s iconic program, “Like It Is”

Austin Long-Scott:  Integrated the Associated Press full-time reporting staff, powerful Washington Post and Los Angeles times social justice writer and journalism educator

Jacqueline Trescott:  Compelling and ground-breaking writer for the Washington Post on the cultural life and achievements of African Americans

Morrie Turner:  Creator of “Wee Pals”, the first syndicated comic strip with racially and ethnically diverse characters

John H. White:  Chicago’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist and photojournalism educator

L. Alex Wilson:  Courageous reporter of the Civil Rights Movement for Sengstacke Newspapers in the 1950s

The NABJ Hall of Fame was created in 1990 when 10 distinguished historical journalists became its charter members.  Since then, 53 of the nation’s top journalists have been inducted, among them:  Chuck Stone, Gwen Ifill, Robert Maynard, Lynn Norment, Ed Bradley and Carole Simpson. For a complete listing of previous inductees, visit 

To purchase to tickets to the 2016 NABJ Hall of Fame Induction & Luncheon, please click HERE.
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