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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.

Murrow Lifetime Achievement:
Maria Hinojosa

The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication is delighted to announce Maria Hinojosa, the Pulitzer Prize winning broadcast journalist, will receive the Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism at the 48th Murrow Symposium, where she will also deliver the keynote address on April 3, 2024.

Born in Mexico City, raised in Chicago and educated at Barnard College, Hinojosa’s career includes reporting for PBS, CBS, WNBC, CNN, and NPR, as well as anchoring the Emmy Award-winning talk show “Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One.” Hinojosa made history as the first Latina in many of the newsrooms in which she worked. She has earned numerous accolades including four Emmys, the John Chancellor Award, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award, two Robert F. Kennedy Awards, and the Ruben Salazar Lifetime Achievement Award.

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