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The Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award

Edward R. Murrow Award honorees have a demonstrated commitment to excellence that exemplifies the career of Edward R. Murrow. The men and women who are named as Murrow Award winners are those who will be remembered as the pillars of the communication industry.

Since the 1990s, the Murrow School has honored the achievements of top leaders in the communication industry at the symposium. Each year’s honoree presents a public address on campus to highlight the symposium.

Robert Siegel: 2018 Edward R. Murrow College of Communication Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient


robert siegel at NPRRobert Siegel, senior host for NPR’s All Things Considered, will be a keynote speaker and Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at the 43rd Murrow Symposium. Mr. Siegel will speak about his distinguished career in broadcast journalism, his prolific work for NPR’s All Things Considered and Talk of the Nation as well as his commitment to upholding the legacy of Edward R. Murrow.

We know Robert Siegel—more specifically, his voice—as senior host of NPR’s award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With over 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country’s most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reports on stories and happenings all over the globe. As a host, Siegel has reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia.

A graduate of New York’s Stuyvesant High School and Columbia University, Siegel began his career in radio at Columbia’s radio station, WKCR-FM. As a student, he anchored coverage of the 1968 Columbia demonstrations and contributed to the work that earned the station an award from the Writers Guild of America East.

Robert Siegel will speak on Monday, March 26th at 7:00 pm in the CUB auditorium. The award ceremony is open to all students, staff, faculty and the community. Event registration is mandatory as seats are limited.