The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication will honor Janie McCauley and Mark Wright as the 2020 Hall of Achievement Award recipients at the Murrow Symposium on March 23 at Washington State University’s Pullman campus. Every year, the Hall of Achievement at Murrow College honors and recognizes outstanding achievements of select graduates.
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 ceremony will take place during the 45th Murrow Symposium, which runs from March 22-24, on the WSU Pullman campus.