Steve Scully is C-SPAN’s senior executive producer, political editor, and lead anchor. He’s also going to be a Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters (PAB) Television Hall of Fame inductee on Monday.
One prominent TV journalist referred to Scully “the most patient man in America” for fielding questions from intense personalities on his program Washington Journal each day, and doing so with poise.
One of Scully’s most significant days as Washington Journal host was during Christine Blasey Ford-Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearings. He fielded calls from tens of women who provided their own stories of sexual harassment and assault. It became an “impromptu town hall.”
Over his years at C-SPAN, Scully has been responsible for coordinating all aspects of campaign programming for C-SPAN, C-SPAN.org, and C-SPAN Radio. He has managed C-SPAN’s election coverage for every presidential race since 1992, and has conducted nearly 7,200 interviews, including every U.S. President since Gerald Ford.
Comedian, Full House star, former America’s Funniest Home Videos host, and fellow Pennsylvania native Bob Saget is receiving the PAB’s Gold Medal, which is the the organization’s highest award of distinction.
The PAB will also honor Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl Champion, Jerome Bettis, as the 2019 Janet & Lew Klein Making a Difference Award recipient.
The PAB Gold Medal Dinner is followed by the PAB Awards Luncheon on Monday, May 6, where radio and TV broadcasters from across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will be recognized for achievement in broadcast journalism, station promotion, digital media and more.