TelevisionWeek Editor Alex Ben Block will receive the 2005 Journalism Award from the Caucus of Television Producers, Writers & Directors.
Caucus co-chairs Chuck Fries and Lee Miller announced the award last week. “I’m thrilled and humbled to be the recipient of such a prestigious honor from one of the most respected organizations in the television industry,” Mr. Block said. “It is a tribute not just to me but also to all the incredible people I’ve worked with over the years.”
Mr. Block can be heard weekly on “Call Sheet,” an independent look at the entertainment business, on NPR affiliate KPCC-FM in Los Angeles.
Mr. Block previously served as editor of The Hollywood Reporter, associate editor of Forbes Magazine and assistant city editor of the Los Angeles Herald Examiner. He was also executive director of the Los Angeles Press Club.
Mr. Block gained critical acclaim for his book “Outfoxed: The Inside Story of America’s Fourth Television Network,” as well as for the global best seller “The Legend of Bruce Lee.”
In addition to his duties as editor of TVWeek, Mr. Block writes a weekly column about personalities, news and trends in TV.
Mr. Block will receive the award Jan. 13 at the 22nd annual caucus dinner at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Previous winners of the Journalism Award include The Hollywood Reporter’s Robert Dowling and Variety’s Army Archerd and Brian Lowry.
Other 2005 honorees include writer/producer Tom Fontana, who will receive a lifetime achievement award; and writer/producer Greg Strangis, who will receive an award for distinguished service to the caucus.