The RTDNA Board of Directors presented three awards at Excellence in Journalism 2016 for outstanding service to the organization. All of the recipients have made significant contributions to help with the growth and success of the Association and the Foundation.
Sheryl Worsley was honored with the Bob Priddy Award, named for the Association's longtime board member and two-time chairman. Worsley is News Director at KSL Radio in Salt Lake City, serves as RTDNA's Region 3 Director and chairs the Association's Digital Committee. "It’s important that you have someone with vision, so I’m very honored to follow someone like Bob Priddy and be honored in an award with his name," said Worsley. "He would find ways to reach across and help people to achieve things that they need to achieve. He’s a great leader and I hope to be able to emulate that."
Harvey Nagler was presented with the Barney Oldfield Award, named for the founder of the Radio Television Digital News Foundation and presented to individuals who have made outstanding contirbutions to the success of the Foundation. Nagler, Vice President at CBS Radio News, is departing the board after serving two terms as a director at-large. He was a recipient of the Association's John F. Hogan Award in 2014.
Rainer Hasters of the RIAS German/American exchange program was recognized with the Rob Downey Citation, named after the first executive secretary of RTDNA, and awarded to an individual who has provided outstanding service to the board. Hasters is Executive Director of the RIAS Berlin Kommission and has been a fixture of the popular journalist exchange program for more than two decades.
Congratulations to all of the winners! Past winners of each award can be found in the awards menu on rtdna.org.