Juan Williams Named ‘Broadcast Journalist of the Year’ at Multicultural Media Event

By A.J. Katz 

Juan Williams, co-host of The Five on Fox News, was named Television Broadcast Journalist of the Year at the second annual Multicultural Media Correspondents Dinner. The soiree was held last night at the National Press Club in DC.  Event attendees and honorees are traditionally diverse in age, ethnicity, and political persuasion.

“I was pretty wowed by the honor,” Williams told Fox 5 DC’s Ronica Cleary. “It was a very tumultuous year in some ways given all the politics that happened and to go through that history making cycle and then come out and be acknowledged by my peers as Broadcast Journalist of the year is pretty fantastic.”

Williams is a 20-year veteran of Fox News, best known for these days for his role as The Five’s sole progressive co-host. The Five moved to Fox News prime time on April 24 after the departure of Bill O’Reilly, and currently sits in second place across cable news in its new 9 p.m. time slot.

Here’s a full list of this year’s MMCD 2017 honorees:

  • Juan Williams, Fox News – Television Broadcast Journalist of the Year
  • Robert Rodriguez, El Rey Networks – Broadcast Media Owner of the Year
  • Suzanne Gamboa, NBC Latino – Fifth Estate, New Media Broadcast Executive
  • Traci G. Lee, NBC Asian America – Fifth Estate, New Media Broadcast Executive
  • Cherylyn Harley LeBon, The Conservative Blog – Fifth Estate, New Media Print Executive
  • Joe Madison, Sirius XM – Radio Journalist of the Year
  • Helen Zia, Women’s Media Center – Print Journalist of the Year
  • Dr. Ben Chavis, National Newspaper Publishers Association – Media Advocacy Organization of the Year
  • The Honorable Tony Cardenas – 2017 Congressional Advocate
  • The Honorable Greg Walden – 2017 Congressional Advocate
  • Monique Nelson, Uniworld Group – Media Advertising Executive of the Year
  • Lamia Rezgui, Voice of America – International Journalist of the Year