Ben Mankiewicz to Receive LA Press Club’s Luminary Award

Ben Mankiewicz, the primetime host for Turner Classic Movies and a co-founder of The Young Turks, is the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2019 recipient of the Luminary Award for Career Achievement. The award will be presented at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 1 at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The Luminary Award honors individuals within the Entertainment Media for their outstanding careers. “Ben’s witty, charming take on film has endeared him to millions of viewers of Turner Classic Movies and CBS Sunday Morning,” said club President Chris Palmeri. “But…

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Danny Trejo to Accept LA Press Club’s Visionary Award at December 1 Gala

Prolific actor, tough guy and humanitarian, Danny Trejo is set to accept Los Angeles Press Club’s Visionary 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. The Visionary Award was instituted in 2012 to honor an individual within the Entertainment Industry who uses their high-profile status to make the world a better place and to spread information about issues of freedom and importance. “Not only is Danny Trejo’s personal story inspirational, but he uses his high profile…

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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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RTNA condemns San Francisco Police Department Raids on Journalist’s Home

The Radio and Television News Association of Southern California issued a statement condemning the raid on San Francisco Freelance Journalist Brian Carmody’s home and the offices of North Bay News by the San Francisco Police Department. The SFPD conducted its raid after Carmody refused to identify a source who leaked to him an internal police report regarding the death of Public Defender Jeff Adachi. The Los Angeles Press Club stands in solidarity with RTNA and wholeheartedly endorse its position on the impropriety of SFPD’s tactics in this leak investigation. Reporters should…

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Creators of “Surviving R. Kelly” to Receive the LA Press Club’s President’s Award

The creative team behind the Lifetime Network documentary series “Surviving R. Kelly” has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2019 Presidents Awardee for Impact on Media. “The Surviving R. Kelly team has done what every journalist aspires to do: tell a compelling story that prompts change and that also speaks to a broader issue which needs to be addressed. Their documentary is the very definition of work we want to recognize with our President’s Award for Impact on Media,” said Press Club President Chris Palmeri, Bureau Chief at Bloomberg…

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We’re Growing! ABC’s George Pennacchio and Variety’s Malina Saval Join LAPC Board

We’re happy to announce our Board of Directors has grown! George Pennacchio is the entertainment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News and also hosts the stations Oscars specials. During his broadcasting career, George has won three Emmy Awards for his work. He has also been honored with The Press Award by The Publicists Guild of America for his coverage of the entertainment industry. He’s only one of four journalists who have received The Critics’ Critic Award from The Broadcast Film Critics Association, North America’s largest critics group. Read his bio here.…

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Legendary Sports Anchor Jim Hill to Receive the LA Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Jim Hill, sports anchor for CBS 2/KCAL,  has been named the Los Angeles Press Club’s 2019 Joseph M. Quinn Awardee for Lifetime Achievement. “From his earliest days with the Packers and the Chargers to his long career at CBS 2, nobody knows sports like Jim Hill,” said club president Chris Palmeri. “His class, charitable work and devotion to this city make him the perfect honoree for our lifetime achievement award.” The Quinn Award will be presented to Hill at the 61st SoCal Journalism Awards Gala on Sunday, June 30th at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel, downtown…

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CNN’s Nima Elbagir is the 2019 L.A. Press Club Daniel Pearl Awardee

CNN’s Senior International Correspondent Nima Elbagir is the recipient of the 2019 Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism.  “To be counted among the ranks of the extraordinary journalists honored by the LA Press Club is such a privilege, especially as the Pearl Family continues to be an inspiration to us all. The kind of stories I do involve almost every platform and team at CNN, so this is as much a recognition of them and all the extraordinary local journalists, sources and survivors who take these risks…

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