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OFFICERS

President
Larry Seary
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1st Vice President
Steve Scott
WCBS Newsradio 880
2nd Vice President
Jane Tillman Irving
WCBS Newsradio 880
Treasurer
Joe Connolly
The Wall Street Journal
Secretary
Stephani Shelton
The Fred Group
Corresponding Secretary
Elizabeth Semrai
HarperCollins
Financial Secretary
Beth Karas
Freelance

GOVERNORS

Winnie Hu
The New York Times
Rich Lamb
WCBS Newsradio 880
Mitch Lebe
27/7 News Source
Phil O'Brien
Buzz60.com
Gabe Pressman
WNBC
Larry Sutton
OK! Magazine
Debra Toppeta
WomanAroundTown.com

TRUSTEES

Mark Lieberman
Past President
John Mulligan
Past President
Tom Poster
Past President
Jerry Schmetterer
Past President
Deborah Wetzel
Past President
Consulting Director
Peter O.E. Bekker
Events Chairman
Mitch Lebe
Public Relations
Debra J. Caruso
Photographer
Jack Dobosh
Counsel
Farrell Farrell Burke
Clergy
Fr. Matthew F. Malone, S.J.
Rabbi Joseph Potasnik

New York Press Club Special Awards

NY Journalism Hall of Fame | NY Press Club President's Award

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The New York Journalism Hall of Fame Award and the New York Press Club President's Award were instituted at the Press Club's 60th Anniversary Celebration in September, 2008, and are awarded periodically.

The New York Journalism Hall of Fame Award honors journalists whose careers in New York media are exemplified by long tenure, integrity and extraordinary achievement.

The New York Press Club President's Award honors communications professionals whose careers have had a significant salutary impact on the practice of journalism and whose involvement in community affairs has enriched the lives of New Yorkers.
The New York Journalism Hall of Fame Award honors journalists whose careers in New York media are exemplified by long tenure, integrity and extraordinary achievement.

2013
Mitch Lebe Mitch Lebe
A stalwart news anchor and reporter on metropolitan New York radio for 55 years, Mitch has had air-time on all the powerhouses such as WCBS 880, 1010 WINS, WOR 710, WABC 770, WBBR 1130 (formerly WNEW) and was a network anchor for the NBC Radio Network in its heyday.
2012
Tom Brokaw Tom Brokaw
Anchor of NBC Nightly News from 1982 until 2004 and an NBC correspondent since 1973, Tom Brokaw is now special correspondent for the network. Active as an author and journalist, he produces news specials for NBC, the History Channel and for other outlets.
2011
Sam Roberts Sam Roberts
Urban Affairs correspondent for the New York Times, Sam Roberts has spent the better part of a career writing about the ins and outs of New York City government. Before joining the Times in 1983, Roberts was City Hall bureau chief, chief political correspondent and city editor at the Daily News.
2009
Walter Cronkite Walter Cronkite (1916-2009)
A long time supporter of the New York Press Club, Walter Cronkite's career had extraordinary impact on the practice of journalism in the 20th Century and beyond. Best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News (1962–81), Cronkite was often cited as "the most trusted man in America"
2008 (Inaugural Members)
Stan Brooks Stan Brooks
News director at 1010 WINS in 1965 when that "Top 40" station became the nation's first all-news broadcast outlet. Admired for his political coverage from New York's City Hall, Stan's 50-year career as an intrepid metropolitan reporter has touched every journalistic base more than several times.
Gabe Pressman Gabe Pressman
A TV news pioneer and a tenacious fighter for First Amendment rights. Senior Correspondent at WNBC, Gabe is winner of nearly every professional accolade available and is president of the New York Press Club Foundation and chairman of its Freedom of the Press Committee.
The New York Press Club President's Award honors communications professionals whose careers have had a significant salutary impact on the practice of journalism and whose involvement in community affairs has enriched the lives of New Yorkers.
2013

New York Press Club President at installment: Larry Seary

Shelly Strickler Shelly Strickler
A multi-award winning broadcast journalist who began her career in 1974 and worked for more than a quarter century as anchor and reporter at WOR Radio collecting more than 50 awards (to-date), Shelly has worked on a preponderance of the stories affecting our lives.
2012

New York Press Club President at installment: Larry Seary

John Miller John Miller
His career has swung regularly between journalism and law enforcement. A former NYPD deputy commissioner, John later worked in anti-terror for the Los Angeles Police Department and the FBI. Co-anchor of "20/20" while an ABC News correspondent, John is now a CBS News senior correspondent.
2010

New York Press Club President at installment: Glenn Schuck

Bill Gallo Bill Gallo
Bill's insightful commentary and masterful depictions of sports figures have enlivened the pages of The New York Daily News for more than 50 years. A serial winner of prestigious awards, some multiple times, Gallo was inducted into the Intl. Boxing Hall of Fame for his journalistic contributions to that sport.
2009

New York Press Club President at installment: Glenn Schuck

Irene Cornell Irene Cornell
A familiar voice as crime and courts reporter for WCBS Newsradio 880, Irene has been "courtside" at most of the city's high profile trials for more than 30 years. Renown as a reporter and communicator, Irene's eminently listenable serializations distill cases that are often complicated and lengthy.
2008 (Inaugural Honorees)

New York Press Club President at installment: Stephannia Cleaton

Dominic Carter Dominic Carter
On-board in 1992 when NY1 News came alive as New York City's first all-news cable TV channel, Dominic was renown for his reporting on state and city politics. During his tenure there, Dominic was host of "Inside City Hall", NY1's highly regarded political news, opinion and interview broadcast.
Rossana Rosado Rossana Rosado
Publisher and CEO of El Diario La Prensa, the oldest Spanish-language newspaper in the country. Editor-in-Chief before becoming Publisher, Rossana was also a reporter for the paper, covering the Bronx, City Hall and writing a weekly column. Her awards for journalism include a Peabody and an Emmy.

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