Gibson to Be Honored by RTNDA

Mar 2, 2006  •  Post A Comment

“Good Morning America” co-anchor Charlie Gibson, a 31-year veteran of ABC News, will receive the Paul White Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association at a dinner April 24 during the RTNDA@NAB convention in Las Vegas.

“Charles Gibson brings tremendous experience and knowledge to his anchoring responsibilities,” RTNDA President Barbara Cochran said in the announcement. “Whether it was anchoring the first hours of coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the funeral of Pope John Paul II or the Hurricane Katrina disaster, Charlie has guided viewers through the most challenging news stories with authority, calmness and valuable insight. As the longest-serving anchor of any network morning news program, he combines his zest for breaking news with a broad range of interests and warmth and compassion for those he interviews.”

RTNDA established the Paul White Award in 1956 to honor the broadcast news pioneer who served as the first news director of CBS. The award recognizes an individual’s lifetime contribution to electronic journalism. Among the past recipients are Charles Osgood, Ted Koppel, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw, Barbara Walters, Ed Bradley, Bob Schieffer, Jane Pauley, Pauline Frederick and Edward R. Murrow.

RTNDA@NAB will take place April 23-26 at the Las Vegas Hilton.