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Los Angeles Press Club
A non-profit organization with
501(c)(3) status
Tax ID 01-0761875

4773 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90027
Phone: (323) 669-8081
Fax: (310) 464-3577


Robert Kovacik

Vice President
Patt Morrison
Los Angeles Times/KPCC

Anthony Palazzo
Bloomberg News

Christina Villacorte
Los Angeles Daily News

Gloria Zuurveen
Pace News

Executive Director
Diana Ljungaeus
International Journalist



Barbara Gasser
International Journalist

Jahan Hassan
Ekush News

Gabriel Kahn
USC Innovation Lab

Fernando Mexia
Spanish EFE News Service

Tony Pierce
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Carolina Sarassa

Ben Sullivan

______________________ ADVISORY BOARD

Eli Broad
Founder, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation

Rick J. Caruso
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Caruso Affiliated

Madeline Di Nonno
Chief Executive Officer, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

David W. Fleming
Counsel, Latham & Watkins LLP

Sherry Lansing
CEO, The Sherry Lansing Foundation

George E. Moss
Chairman, Moss Group

Constance L. Rice
Co-Director, Advancement Project

Hon. Richard J. Riordan
former Mayor of Los Angeles

Ramona Ripston
former Executive Director, ACLU of Southern California

Hon. Bill Rosendahl
former Councilmember, City of Los Angeles

Angelica Salas
Director, CHIRLA

Carol E. Schatz
President & CEO, Downtown Center Business Imrovement District

Gary L. Toebben
President & CEO, Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Matt Toledo
Publisher, Los Angeles Business Journal

Stuart Waldman ­
President, Valley Industry & Commerce Association

Jane Fonda to be Honored by Los Angeles Press Club -- A Special Introduction by Robert Redford

Janice Min introduced by Kathy Griffin.

Los Angeles Press Club will honor Jane Fonda with its inaugural Visionary Award at the National Entertainment.
Journalism Awards Gala on Sunday, November 18th at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles.

The Visionary Award is being instituted to pay homage to “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 social importance.”

Beside her successful careers as a two-time Academy Award winning actress, star of a Broadway smash hit, fitness guru and best-selling author, Ms. Fonda has worked tirelessly, and not always without controversy, for people less fortunate than herself. “The Los Angeles Press Club can think of no one who better personifies the Visionary spirit or who is more deserving of being honored than Jane Fonda. Her empathy has shown the world that both celebrity and artistic talent can be used to improve the lives of others,” said Diana Ljungaeus, Executive Director of the Press Club.

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The mission of the Jane Fonda Center is to advance scientific knowledge about adolescence with an emphasis on reproductive health. It seeks to disseminate information and strategies for risk reduction and healthy transitions to adulthood.

Her other endeavors include the Women’s Media Center which is dedicated to amplifying Women’s Voices and V-Day the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

Jane Fonda, who is plays Nancy Reagan in the new Lee Daniels film, The Butler as well as currently starring in HBO’s acclaimed Aaron Sorkin series, The Newsroom, will sit down with Press Club board member and NBC-LA anchorman Robert Kovacik for a candid on-stage interview.

“Jane Fonda sets the bar for the Visionary Award where it belongs—at the highest possible level,” said press club president Will Lewis.

Janice Min, Executive Editor at The Hollywood Reporter, will also be celebrated this evening, with The NEJ Luminary Award, the club’s career achievement award, introduced by Kathy Griffin.

To buy tickets or tables, to sponsor the awards, place an ad in the program book or to contribute to our silent auction contact

The Los Angeles Press Club stands as an organization devoted to improving the spirit of journalism and journalists, raising the industry’s standards, strengthening its integrity and improving its reputation all for the benefit of the community at large. Serving the Southland since 1913, it is the only Southern California journalism group that speaks for all journalists working for daily and weekly newspapers, radio & TV, magazines, documentary films and online. For more information, go to


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