Honoring a Lifetime of Excellence in Journalism, featuring Lester Holt and Jake Tapper
Join us for a very special session as RTDNA presents Lester Holt with the prestigious Paul White Award. Holt is an award-winning journalist and anchor of “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt,” the network’s flagship broadcast and one of America’s most-watched evening newscasts. Hear directly from Holt about his remarkable career and the current state of journalism. The Paul White Award is RTDNA’s highest honor and recognizes an individual’s lifetime contributions to broadcast or digital journalism.
Friday, September 8 4:30-6:00 pm | Open to all attendees | Platinum 5 - Anaheim Marriott
In addition, RTDNA will present the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award to CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper. Tapper currently hosts a one-hour weekday program, The Lead with Jake Tapper, which debuted in March 2013, and has hosted CNN’s Sunday morning show, State of the Union, since 2015. This award is named for the founder and first president of RTDNA and recognizes an individual’s contribution to the journalism profession and freedom of the press.
RTDNA will live stream the event on our website beginning at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT, including the presentation of the RTDNA Kaleidoscope Awards, the John F. Hogan Award and the Paul White Award. Watch for a link to the live stream on the front page of RTDNA.org on the afternoon of September 8.
RTDNA Paul White & John F. Hogan Awards Reception
Friday, September 8 6-7pm | Ticketed Event $45 | Grand E - Anaheim Marriott
Following the awards ceremony, come celebrate the outstanding achievements of this year’s winners. You can meet them at in person at the awards reception, where we'll toast to their contributions to journalism. Enjoy refreshments and a chance to connect with friends and colleagues.