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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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 2018 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 LA. …

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Jim Hill

One of the nation’s most respected sports anchors, Jim Hill has been a fixture on CBS 2 in Los Angeles for more than 30 years. He appears on the station’s weekday 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts and hosts the weekend editions of “Sports Central” – Southern California’s most comprehensive sports newscast. Hill, who played defensive back in the National Football League, draws upon his experience as a player, his talents as a broadcaster and relationships with top athletes and coaches to deliver his award-winning sports reports. In May 2006, Hill…

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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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Henry Winkler to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award

American actor, comedian, director, producer and author, Henry Winkler, has been named the 2019 Los Angeles Press Club’s Bill Rosendahl Public Service Awardee for Contributions to Civic Life. “Now more than ever the country and world need you (the press) and I am beyond thrilled that you have invited me to be honored,” said Henry Winkler. “We all fell in love with Arthur Fonzarelli, the tough-guy character he played in Happy Days, but what we’ve come to learn since, is Henry’s incredibly warm heart. His work with children who have learning disabilities,…

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler co-stars as acting teacher Gene Cousineau on the hit HBO dark comedy, “Barry.” This past September, he was the recipient of the Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his role on the series which stars Emmy-award winning actor, Bill Hader. He also won the Television Critics Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and received nominations for a Golden Globe and SAG Award. The series returns for a second season on March 31, 2019. Winkler has enjoyed over four decades of…

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Nima Elbair

Nima Elbagir is an award-winning senior international correspondent for CNN based in London. She joined CNN in February 2011 as a Johannesburg-based correspondent before moving to the network’s Nairobi bureau and later London. This year Elbagir received the prestigious 2019 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards in the Investigative category for her reporting on human rights abuses, with the jurors citing her “fearless reporting across Africa, from a modern-day slave market in Libya, to child labor in Congo, and a smuggler’s network in Nigeria, documented rarely seen exploitation and corruption.” Elbagir…

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60th SoCal Journalism Awards Finalists Announced!

Join us in congratulating the finalists of the L.A. Press Club’s 60th Southern California Journalism Awards! Our judges sorted through nearly 1,400 entries. Our finalists represent the most talented and hardworking journalists in Southern California. Click here for the complete list. The contest will come to a close at the SoCal Awards Gala, where we will announce the winners. Get your tickets today!

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Dolly Parton to Receive the LA Press Club’s Public Service Award

American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman and humanitarian, Dolly Parton, has been named the 2018 Los Angeles Press Club’s Bill Rosendahl Public Service Awardee for Contributions to Civic Life. Dolly Parton is not just a legendary artist and entertainer, she is a dedicated philanthropist and the founder of the Imagination Library. She has given away 100 million books to children and has been hailed as “a champion of early childhood literacy.” “I am proud to receive the Bill Rosendahl Public Service Award for Contributions to Civic Life in…

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