Beverly White of KNBC-TV selected by NABJ to receive Lifetime Achievement Award
Washington, D.C. (June 1, 2018) - The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) has selected Beverly White, general assignment reporter at NBC Southern California/KNBC, as the recipient of the 2018 Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award.
The annual honor is awarded to a journalist with at least 15 years of experience and a track record of extraordinary contributions to the enrichment, understanding and advancement of black life and culture. It is named for Chuck Stone, late columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and former Tuskegee Airman, who died in 2014.
White said she was pleasantly surprised when NABJ President Sarah Glover telephoned her to tell her she'd won.
"I thought she got the number wrong," White said. "I've been coming to conventions forever and I know that's a big deal. I'm floored, flummoxed, flabbergasted and deeply honored, for real."
Glover explained why the organization picked the longtime broadcast journalist who also has served as a scholar-in-residence at Citrus College and adjunct professor at the University of Southern California.
"Beverly White is simply a legend, a broadcasting mainstay," said the NABJ president, who is social media editor for NBC-owned television stations. "For more than a quarter of a century, Beverly has been delivering strong news stories in the country's second-largest market. To say she has a powerful presence that resonates with her viewers would be an understatement."