Capus to Speak at RTNDA Awards

By kevin Comment

NBC News president Steve Capus will speak at the RTNDA Dinner October 12th along with NBC’s Richard Engel and CBS Radio News EP Charlie Kaye. A number of other newsers are on the presenter list.

RTNDA Press Release:

NBC News President Steve Capus to Speak at RTNDA Awards Dinner

Washington — NBC News president Steve Capus will speak at the RTNDA Awards Dinner in New York on October 12. Capus will accept NBC’s Edward R. Murrow Award for overall excellence. Richard Engel whose coverage of U.S. forces Afghanistan will also speak at the dinner. Murrow winner for news documentary, Linda Ellerbee and Charlie Kaye, executive producer for CBS Radio News will also give remarks at the dinner.

The complete list of speakers:

Dave Busiek, News Director, KCCI-TV

Steve Capus, President, NBC News

Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent. NBC News

Linda Ellerbee, Executive Producer, Nick News

Jim Farley, Vice President for News, WTOP-FM

Charlie Kaye, Executive Producer, CBS Radio News

Eric Lerner, General Manager, KIRO-TV

Onica Makwakwa, Executive Director, UNITY: Journalists of Color

Stacey Woelfel, News Director, KOMU-TV and RTNDA Chairman

Woelfel is expected to announce RTNDA’s name change to the Radio Television Digital News Association and the association’s plans for the future.

RTNDA has been honoring outstanding achievements in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. Murrow Award recipients demonstrate the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the electronic news profession.

RTNDA honors outstanding achievements in the coverage of diversity with the RTNDA/UNITY Award. The award is part of the covenant the association has adopted with UNITY: Journalists of Color, to achieve diversity in the newsroom through developing news content and editorial staffs that reflect the changing face of communities.

RTNDA is the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism. RTNDA represents local and network news professionals in broadcasting, cable and other electronic media in more than 30 countries.