Gayle King receives Walter Cronkite award

Gayle King receives Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism


“CBS Mornings” co-host Gayle King was once introduced with the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Arizona State College’s Walter Cronkite Faculty of Journalism and Mass Verbal exchange on Tuesday.

The award, which is known as for the past due CBS Information anchor Walter Cronkite, honors main figures in journalism. 

“(King’s) technique to protecting vital occasions and interviewing politicians, leaders and celebrities is extraordinary,” mentioned Battino L. Batts Jr., dean of the Walter Cronkite Faculty.

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At a rite in Phoenix, King instructed the target audience how her dad made the circle of relatives watch the “CBS Night Information” each evening, which began her love of journalism.

“Walter Cronkite got here into the lounge reporting the inside track, and other people relied on that he was once giving them the reality,” she mentioned. “My dad was once a kind of other people. He passed on to the great beyond when I used to be a freshman in school, however I in reality cannot assist considering of him as of late as a result of he can be so happy with this second: A, that I even paintings at CBS, let’s get started with that, after which B, that I am status right here getting the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.” 

About 1,000 other people attended the rite, the varsity mentioned. Whilst King’s shut pal Oprah Winfrey wasn’t within the target audience, she despatched alongside a message for King, who’s editor-at-large of “Oprah Day-to-day.” 

“I have no idea of anyone who merits this award greater than you, as a result of I have no idea of every other human being on the earth Earth who’s extra curious, extra compassionate, extra worrying of other folks’s tales,” Winfrey mentioned in a pre-recorded video.

Earlier recipients of the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism come with CBS founder William Paley, longtime CBS president Frank Stanton and previous “CBS Night Information” anchor Scott Pelley.

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