Join the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Cronkite Endowment Board of Trustees in honoring the 2019 recipient of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, Lester Holt, an award-winning journalist and anchor of “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt”, at the 36th annual Cronkite Award Luncheon.
The annual Cronkite Award Luncheon has become one of the most anticipated events in the Valley, attracting more than 1,000 guests every year, including industry leaders from the worlds of media, politics, business and education.
The Cronkite Award Luncheon also is the Cronkite School’s signature fundraising event, providing crucial support for the school’s professional programs that train the next generation of journalism and media leaders.
The annual celebration concludes with the presentation of the award to a leading journalist. Past Cronkite Award recipients include TV news anchors Anderson Cooper, Scott Pelley, Diane Sawyer, Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill; newspaper journalists Ben Bradlee, Helen Thomas and Bob Woodward; and media executives Katharine Graham, Al Neuharth and William Paley. Cronkite personally presented the award during its first quarter-century until the CBS News anchor died in 2009.
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