NABJ Announces More Honorees and Hall of Fame Inductees
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced more of their 2018 honorees. Receiving the 2018 Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award -- an annual honor given to a journalist with at least 15 years of experience and “a track record of extraordinary contributions to the enrichment, understanding and advancement of black life and culture” -- is Beverly White, General Assignment Reporter at NBC Southern California/KNBC. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, White began her journalism career at NBC affiliate KCEN-TV in Temple/Waco and KENS-TV in San Antonio. She also spent time in the Cincinnati and Miami markets, before KNBC. NABJ also announced that Rhonda Walker of WDIV-TV Local 4 in Detroit as the recipient of the 2018 Angelo B. Henderson Community Service Award. The Michigan State University grad makes a difference in the community through the Rhonda Walker Foundation, which she started 15 years ago. Detroit Free Pressexecutive editor Robert G. "Bob" McGruder is the recipient of the 2018 NABJ Legacy Award. Presented annually to a print, broadcast, digital, or photojournalist of extraordinary accomplishment who has broken barriers and blazed trails, McGruder's stellar career perfectly embodies the spirit of the award. McGruder, who died in 2002, is posthumously granted this honor due to his legacy of living the actions necessary to improve newsroom diversity and journalism overall. NABJ also unveiled its Hall of Fame class of 2018 -- Albert Dunmore (posthumous), Victoria Jones (posthumous), Louis Martin (posthumous), William Rhoden, and Bob Ray Sanders. More here.