Russert Honored with Newhouse Lifetime Achievement Award

By Chris Ariens 

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NBC’s Tim Russert will receive Syracuse University’s Fred Dressler Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, presented by the Newhouse School of Public Communications, will be presented to Russert June 23 during the Mirror Awards ceremony at Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room.

The Mirror Awards honor reporters, editors and teams of writers who “hold a mirror to their own industry for the public’s benefit.”

“Russert was chosen to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award because, especially in an election year, there are few more important roles for the media than its role in the political process,” says Newhouse Dean David M. Rubin. “Russert has questioned candidates-and even the practices of his own profession-for over 20 years.”

The Fred Dressler Lifetime Achievement Award is named for the late cable programming executive and Newhouse School Advisory Board chairman.