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NABJ Founder Maureen Bunyan to Receive the Ed Walker Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting Award

Tuesday, August 23, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aprill Turner
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WASHINGTON (Aug. 23, 2016) - NABJ congratulates founder Maureen Bunyan for being named the first recipient of the Ed Walker Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting Award from the National Capital Radio & Television Museum (NCRTV).

Named for the late Ed Walker, who received the award in 2015, the Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting Award recognizes the impact that local radio and television broadcasters have on local citizens.

Bunyan, a news anchor for WJLA-TV (Washington), will be presented with the award at the National Capital Radio & Television Museum's annual fundraiser, on Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Comfort Inn Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. in Bowie, Maryland.

Upon learning of her selection, Bunyan wrote: “I humbly accept the recognition from the Museum of this award named in honor of the beloved broadcast icon Ed Walker.”

"We are so proud of Maureen for this esteemed recognition" said NABJ President Sarah Glover. "The NABJ family already knows that she is a trailblazer. She is a fearless leader and co-founder of our beloved organization, and has had an amazing career in broadcasting. She is truly an inspiration to us all and is worthy of this honor."

Bunyan is a newsroom leader and an advocate for women and minorities in journalism. She is a founder of the International Women’s Media Foundation which serves women in the media in 100 countries. She was inducted into the NABJ Hall of Fame in January 2014.

You may register for the event by mailing a check to the NCRTV Museum at P.O. Box 1809, Bowie, Maryland, 20717 or online ( Tickets are $70 per person (members), $75 per person (non-members) and reserved tables of 8 are available for $560 (members) and $600 (non-members). Sponsorship and advertising opportunities also are available. Contact the Museum directly for details ( or by calling 301-390-1020 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. TV personality Arch Campbell will be Master of Ceremonies for the event.

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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