Al Primo, who FishbowlNY profiled in March, was the man responsible for creating the Eyewitness News format, first in Philadelphia, then at WABC/Channel 7 in 1968.
Last week, Primo got the latest of his career achievements–the Mark Twain Award for Distinguished Journalism from the Connecticut Press Club.
“It’s always a special honor to be recognized by fellow journalists,” Primo tells FishbowlNY.
As part of his speech May 10 at the Norwalk Shore and Country Club, Primo gave a Top 10 list for making it in the business.
Here’s a portion of the list:
- Humility…It’s not just all about you
- Remember the people who got you to the top
- Youth has no fear…stay young
Today, Primo runs Teen Kids News, syndicated through the country, including Fox 5/WNYW and Long Island’s WLNY.