WAMU and NPR talk show host Diane Rehm will receive the American News Women’s Club’s (ANWC) 2011 Excellence in Journalism Award at a tribute dinner on April 7, 2011. The fete, “A Roast, Toast and Tribute to Diane Rehm” will be held at the National Press Club and emceed by CBS News broadcaster Roger Mudd. USA Today‘s Susan Page, Sandra Pinkard, Managing Producer of the Diane Rehm Show, and other close friends and colleagues will provide Rehm’s roasting.
One of the first women in Washington to have her own radio program, Diane Rehm has developed a following of more than 2 million listeners. She has hosted guests like Audrey Hepburn, Sandra Day O’Connor, John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Norman Mailer, Carl Sagan, Lynn Cheney, Alan Greenspan and Cate Blanchett on the The Diane Rehm Show. In 2010 she won a Peabody Award and in 2000 became the first radio talk show host to interview a sitting president in the Oval Office. Rehm has been named “Washingtonian of the Year,” one of Washington’s “100 Most Powerful Women,” and one of the “150 Most Influential People in Washington” by Washingtonian magazine.