CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour will receive the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award, its highest honor for excellence in journalism. The Fourth Estate Award is given annually to an individual who has achieved distinction for a lifetime of contributions to American journalism.
The award will be presented to Amanpour at a black-tie dinner at the National Press Club on November 21. Part of the tradition includes some friendly roasting of the award recipient. Doing the honors this year will be Wolf Blitzer, Madeleine Albright and Richard Cohen.
Previous Fourth Estate winners include Walter Cronkite, Eric Sevareid, David Brinkley, Brian Lamb, Helen Thomas and most recently Paul Steiger of the Wall Street Journal.