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 within the Entertainment Industry for both their Lifetime Achievement and their Contributions to Society – artistically as well as on a humanist level.

From her eleven seasons starring in the ground-breaking Carol Burnett Showon CBS to her current work, talking with kids on Netflix’s A Little Help with Carol Burnett, she has delighted and lifted the spirits of generations of Americans as well as serving as an inspiration and exemplar for women in the entertainment business.

“There is no better person to present our Legend Award to,’’ said LA Press Club President Chris Palmeri. “I can still remember watching her variety show in the 1970s with my parents and seeing her curtains-spoof of Gone with the Wind. It cracks me up as much today as it did her co-star, Harvey Korman, in the middle of that skit.”

“I am deeply honored to be recognized by The Los Angeles Press Club with their Legend Award. I have been very fortunate to have the career that one dreams about and part of that success was made possible by the nice things you journalists have had to say about my work. Keep it up….I still have a few movies and TV series in my future!” said Carol Burnett.

On the same evening ABC7’s Entertainment Reporter George Pennacchio will receive the Luminary Award for Career Achievement in Media. The Los Angeles Times Food Critic Jonathan Gold will be honored posthumously with the Impact Award, accepted by his wife Laurie Ochoa.

The Los Angeles Press Club has a long and storied history as one of the oldest and most prestigious journalist organizations in the country, serving the Southland since 1913.

The NAEJ event is a fundraiser for the LA Press Club, a 501c3 charitable organization.

The club established the NAEJ Awards in 2008 to recognize and honor quality journalism in the fastest growing segment of the modern media revolution. It remains the sole acknowledgement of its kind in the nation and has become a much anticipated celebration for those covering the Entertainment Industry and its artists.

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