Tarana Burke, Founder of the ‘#MeToo’ Movement to Accept the LA Press Club’s Impact Award

The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo Movement, will accept the Club’s Impact Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 1 at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Tarana has been on the forefront in the battle for racial justice and gender equality for almost 30 years. She has fought against sexual violence and systematic injustice affecting marginalized people — especially black women and girls. Among her many accolades and…

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Jeff Ross

Jeff Ross is a respected comedian, writer, director, and producer also known as “The Roastmaster General.” As a regular on the Comedy Central Roasts, Jeff has roasted many infamous stars including Justin Bieber, Roseanne Barr, Joan Rivers, Charlie Sheen, and The President of The United States Donald Trump. Jeff’s most recent Comedy Central Roast victim was none other than Bruce Willis. These roasts have become a mainstay in popular culture and propelled roasting into the public eye. Building on their success, Jeff launched “Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle” in 2016,…

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Vicki Lawrence

Multi-talented Vicki Lawrence, is an actress, comedian, and singer known for the many characters she originated on CBS’s The Carol Burnett Show, where she appeared from 1967 to 1978, for the entire series run. One such character, Thelma Harper/Mama, was the central character of ever popular television situation comedy series Mama’s Family. The show still can be seen daily in syndication throughout most of the country and is available as part of a Time-Life DVD collection. Lawrence hosted a popular game show, Win, Lose or Draw, her own daytime talk…

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Michael Connelly to Receive LA Press Club’s Distinguished Storyteller Award

Author, former crime reporter and producer Michael Connelly is set to accept Los Angeles Press Club’s Distinguished Storyteller Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 2nd at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. The Distinguished Storyteller Award honors storytellers outside of journalism. Michael Connelly is the bestselling author of thirty-one novels and one work of nonfiction. With over seventy-four million copies of his books sold worldwide and translated into forty foreign languages, he is one of the most successful writers…

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George Pennacchio to Receive LA Press Club’s Luminary Award

George Pennacchio, entertainment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News and host of the station’s Oscars specials, is the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2018 recipient of the Luminary Award for Career Achievement. The award will be presented at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 2 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. The Luminary Award honors individuals within the Entertainment Media for their Career Achievement. George Pennacchio is one of the most recognizable, respected and liked reporters in Los Angeles. He has been with ABC7 since 1996 and…

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Carol Burnett to Receive LA Press Club’s Legend Award at December 2 Gala Event

The groundbreaking comic genius Carol Burnett will accept the LA Press Club’s Legend Award at the National A&E Journalism Awards Gala. Legendary comedienne, singer, actress, writer and producer Carol Burnett is set to accept Los Angeles Press Club’s Legend Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 2 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles, where Ms. Burnett will sit down for an on-stage conversation with award-winning Anchor and Reporter Robert Kovacik of NBC4 Southern California. The Legend Award honors individuals…

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Los Angeles Press Club to dedicate 11th Annual NAEJ Gala in honor of Jonathan Gold

The Los Angeles Press Club will dedicate its 11th Annual Arts and Entertainment Awards Gala in honor of Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic who died of pancreatic cancer this past July at the age of 57. Gold’s work embodied a mixture of curiosity and creativity that is the hallmark of the best Criticism. Whether writing about food or music his journalistic instincts revealed the nuisances of human experience. His work was an investigation of the diversity of culture and contributed to making the City of Angeles a world-class…

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