Paul White Award

Named for the first news director of CBS, the Paul White Award is RTDNA's highest honor and recognizes an individual's lifetime contributions to electronic journalism. The Paul White Award is presented annually at the Excellence in Journalism conference and exhibition. For a complete audio recording of the 2013 John F. Hogan and Paul White Awards ceremony, click here.

2013 Chris Wallace
2012 Jeff Fager
2011 Linda Ellerbee
2010 Steve Kroft
2009 Fred Young
2008 Sam Donaldson and Tim Russert (posthumously)
2007 Christiane Amanpour
2006 Charles Gibson
2005 Charles Osgood
2004 Ted Koppel
2003 Bob Schieffer
2002 Tom Brokaw
2001 Jim McKay
2000 Ed Bradley
1999 Tom Johnson
1998 Jane Pauley
1997 Dan Rather
1996 Bernard Shaw
1995 Peter Jennings
1994 Charles Kuralt
1993 Ed Bliss
1992 Paul Harvey
1991 Mike Wallace
1990 Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer
1989 R.E. "Ted" Turner
1988 Douglas Edwards
1987 Don Hewitt
1986 Fred Friendly
1985 Barbara Walters
1984 Ralph Renick
1983 John Chancellor
1982 David Brinkley
1981 Walter Cronkite
1980 Pauline Frederick
1979 Dick Salant
1978 Bill Monroe
1977 Eric Sevareid
1976 Ted Koop
1975 Elmer Lower
1974 Bill Small
1973 Julian Goodman
1972 Sam Ervin
1971 Dr. Frank Stanton
1970 Walter Cronkite
1969 Judge Herbert B. Walker
1968 W. Theodore Pierson
1967 Sol Taishoff
1966 Morley Safer
1965 Ralph Blumberg
1964 Edward R. Murrow
1962 Howard K. Smith
1961 John F. Kennedy
1959 Jim Hagerty
1958 Robert D. Swezey
1957 Dr. Frank Stanton
1956 Hugh Terry