Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media

The Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media is presented by the Newseum Institute in Washington, D.C., and the University of South Dakota. Since the first award, presented in 1989 to Walter Cronkite, 23 leaders in media have been selected for the honor.

The award is named for USA TODAY and Freedom Forum founder Al Neuharth, a South Dakota native and 1950 graduate of USD.

Recipients

1989
Walter Cronkite

1990
Carl T. Rowan

1991
Helen Thomas

1992
Tom Brokaw

1993
Larry King

1994
Charles Kuralt

1995
Albert R. Hunt and Judy C. Woodruff

1996
Robert MacNeil

1997
Cokie Roberts

1998
Tim Russert and Louis D. Boccardi

1999
John Seigenthaler

2001
Jim Lehrer

2002
Tom Curley

2004
Don Hewitt

2005
Garrison Keillor

2006
Bob Schieffer

2007
John Quinn and Ken Paulson

2008
Charles Overby

2009
Katie Couric

2010
Cathie Black and Frank Vega

2011
Brian Lamb

2012
Marilyn Hagerty

2013
Gwen Ifill

2014
Peter Prichard

2015
John M. Seigenthaler

2016
Chris Berman

 

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