AWRT to honor Pearl


American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) is announced that journalist and author Mariane Pearl is the recipient of the 2008 AWRT International Outreach Award, which will be presented at a March 14th reception in Washington in conjunction with AWRT’s 2008 Leadership Summit & Business Conference.

Mariane Pearl was five months pregnant when her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, was kidnapped and brutally murdered by a militant Islamic fundamentalist group in Pakistan in 2002. Her book “A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Daniel Pearl” introduced the world to Daniel as he was when he was alive and also provided a heartbreaking, first-person account of his disappearance and death. She co-founded the Daniel Pearl Foundation to further the ideals that inspired her husband’s life and work and to promote cross-cultural understanding through journalism, music and innovative communications.