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2014 Hall of Fame Inductees:
Legendary Journalist Tom Brokaw began his career in Sioux City, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska before moving to Atlanta to be editor of the 11PM news for WSB-TV. Brokaw joined NBC News in 1966 and would go on to become White House correspondent during Watergate, anchor of Today and, for 21 years, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. He also briefly anchored Meet the Press, making him the only person to anchor all three major NBC News programs. He has won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, a Peabody, and several Emmys. He is the author of several books, including The Greatest Generation. Brokaw remains active in journalism as Special Correspondent for NBC News. In 2014, he was awarded “A personal Peabody,” in the words of the judges, because “with his TV projects and celebrated books like The Greatest Generation, the anchor emeritus has only enhanced his reputation since he left the desk.
Celestine Sibley (1914 – 1999)
Celestine Sibley reported for the Atlanta Constitution from 1941 to 1999. Over her long career, she wrote more than 10,000 columns and countless news stories, ranging from state politics and courtroom drama to cultural affairs and homespun features. Sibley was also the accomplished author of nearly thirty books published between 1958 and 1997. Her writing and reporting stand the test of time, coming alive off of the pages as vibrantly and colorfully for our time as they first did so many years ago.
Claude Sitton joined the New York Times staff as chief southern correspondent, based in Atlanta, in 1958. He distinguished himself as one of the foremost reporters covering the Civil Rights Movement. He later served for 20 years as editor of the News and Observer in Raleigh (NC) and in 1983 received a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary.
Brenda Wood anchors 11Alive News every weekday at 6 and 11PM and hosts her signature show, The Daily 11 at 7. She joined WXIA-TV in 1997. She started her distinguished career in broadcast news 20 years earlier, working in Huntsville, Nashville and Memphis. In 1988, Brenda moved to Atlanta and joined the news team at WAGA-TV. Wood has received numerous honors and awards including 15 Emmy awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), six awards from the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (AABJ), and three awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB).
Friday, November 7
6:00 p.m. – Reception
7:00 p.m. – Dinner and Awards Program
3315 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Business or Cocktail Attire.
Seating is limited.
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Members may purchase tickets for $75 and tables of ten including signage for $750. Nonmembers may purchase tickets for $100 and tables of ten including signage for $1,000. Ticket prices include free self-parking.
Proceeds from this event will provide internships for college and university students studying journalism. These funds will guarantee that a new generation will keep alive the high standards of our profession.
Please contact the Atlanta Press Club at 404.577.7377 or email@example.com for more information on tickets, tables and sponsorship opportunities.
There is a 72 business-hour cancellation policy.