Cronkite Award Honors David Muir
Anchor and managing editor of ‘ABC World News Tonight with David Muir,’ and co-anchor of ABC’s ’20/20′
Walter Cronkite Award for
Excellence in Journalism
February 8, 2024 • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
Every year, a leading figure in journalism is presented with the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. The recipient list reads like a Who’s Who of the media world: Gayle King, Al Roker, Dean Baquet, Lester Holt, Anderson Cooper, Judy Woodruff, Gwen Ifill, Robin Roberts, Tom Brokaw, Ben Bradlee, Al Michaels and Katharine Graham, just to name a few.
Cronkite presented the first award in 1984 to two CBS legends who played influential roles in his extraordinary career: William Paley, founder of CBS, and Frank Stanton, longtime CBS president.
The Cronkite Award luncheon has become one of the biggest and most anticipated events in the Phoenix metropolitan area each year, with leaders from the worlds of media, business and education joining Cronkite School students and faculty. About 1,000 people attend each year.
Last year, more than 70 media outlets, communication agencies and individual industry leaders
sponsored the 39th Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, raising over $280,000 to
support student access and success.
Your gifts made all of this possible, and we thank you.
Your Contribution Impact
New gifts made possible a range of programs and scholarships that already are making a difference in the lives of students.
New scholarships that enable students to complete their education or enhance it by studying abroad
Journalism contest that will recognize the nation’s best reporting on underserved communities
Student reporting project that will document the health effects associated with a critical shortage of housing in AZ
A visiting professorship that brings professional visual journalists to the school each year to work with students