Tippi Hedren is the LA Press Club’s 2017 Visionary Award Winner

The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Tippi Hedren will accept the Club’s Visionary Award at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. Hollywood legend Tippi Hedren has appeared in more than 80 movies and TV shows. Her big breakout was as the lead in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 interpretation of Daphne du Maurier’s apocalyptic The Birds. She has been a passionate and determined Animals Rights activist beginning in the 1960’s having founded the Roar Foundation and…

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Accept LA Press Club’s Legend Award

Legendary basketball player, author, U.S. Cultural Ambassador, civil rights icon and social justice advocate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will receive the Los Angeles Press Club’s Legend Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. Following Mr. Abdul-Jabbar’s award presentation, he will sit down for an in-depth conversation with the 7 time Emmy Award winning sports commentator and renowned interviewer Roy Firestone in what promises to be the zenith of a momentous evening. The Legend Award…

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Sesame Street’s Creators Win LA Press Clubs First Distinguished Storyteller Award

It has been 50 years since Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett created Sesame Street, the longest running children’s show in America. Forty-eight years after the first episode aired, the Los Angeles Press Club is honoring the co-creators with its first Distinguished Storyteller Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. “Sesame Street has educated and entertained generations of children and set a high standard for storytelling well worth celebrating,” said Press Club…

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New York Times’ Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who broke the Weinstein Story, to accept the L.A. Press Club’s Inaugural Impact Award

The Los Angeles Press Club is proud to announce that Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, the two New York Times reporters who broke the Harvey Weinstein Story, will accept the Club’s Inaugural Impact Award. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. “These two intrepid women faced down Harvey Weinstein by exposing the sordid truth of the mogul’s decades long sexual misconduct and abuse. They did so in spite of the onslaught of threats…

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L.A. Press Club to Honor Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editors-in-Chief of Variety

The Los Angeles Press Club will honor Variety’s Co-Editors-in-Chief Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein at its upcoming National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3 at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. “Claudia Eller and Andrew Wallenstein have managed to take this 112-year-old trade magazine institution into the digital age, appealing to a younger worldwide demographic. This important recognition reflects the high standard of their work,” said Press Club President Robert Kovacik. The Luminary Award for Career Achievement was instituted to pay tribute to deserving members of the…

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A Lifetime of Helping Others

A Lifetime of Helping Others Actor and Visionary Award Recipient Joe Mantegna Makes His Mark in Many Ways, Including on Veterans’ Causes   BY ALEX BEN BLOCK Next May, Joe Mantegna, the Tony Award-winning actor and star of the CBS show “Criminal Minds,” will co-host the National Memorial Day Concert. It will mark the 15th consecutive year that he will help present a star-studded tribute to those who served in the military. However, for a second year he will not be accompanied by a favorite uncle, Willie Novelli. The World…

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