The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication will honor Janie McCauley and Mark Wright as the 2020 Hall of Achievement Award recipients at the virtual 45th Murrow Symposium scheduled for March 30-31, 2021. Every year, the Hall of Achievement at Murrow College honors and recognizes outstanding achievements of select graduates.
Originally scheduled for March 2020, the 45th Murrow Symposium, including the Hall of Achievement Award ceremony, was postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Janie McCauley, a 1998 Murrow College graduate, is a journalist for the Associated Press based in the Bay Area, where she covers the San Francisco 49ers, the San Francisco Giants, the Golden State Warriors among her other beats. McCauley joined the Associated Press bureau in Seattle in 2000, where she grabbed attention with her thoughtful coverage of Ichiro Suzuki’s rookie year as part of her coverage of the Seattle Mariners. McCauley moved to San Francisco in 2002 and was named AP’s Sports Writer of the Year in 2006. McCauley has also covered three Summer Olympic Games, the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games, the World Cup in Brazil, a Super Bowl and four World Series.
Mark Wright is a news anchor for KING 5 News in Seattle and a two-time Emmy Award winner for his work as a hard news reporter and documentary producer. Wright, a Seattle native, began his broadcasting career while attending the Murrow College at WSU, where he worked as a reporter and anchor for Northwest Public Broadcasting. After graduating, he worked as an anchor and reporter in Spokane at Spokane Public Radio and KXLY and later became the morning anchor at KSTU in Salt Lake City. Wright returned to Seattle in 2003 to work at Q13 and later joined KING 5 in 2011.
The award ceremony will be livestreamed on March 31, 2021. More information about the virtual 2021 Murrow Symposium will be shared in the upcoming weeks on Murrow College’s website and social media pages.