Norville Gets Nod As Golden Mike Award Host


Longtime television personality Deborah Norville, host of the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine Inside Edition, has been chosen to host the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s 2018 Golden Mike Award.

This black-tie fundraiser scheduled for March 5 in New York, one of the Broadcasters Foundation’s biggest events, honors the President/CEO of Graham Media.

To be feted at the event at the Plaza Hotel in New York is Emily Barr, who leads the seven-station broadcast television division of Graham Media Holdings. She will be recognized by prominent leaders in media, including three colleagues who will join the program as presenters: Peggy Allen, former TV production and programming executive and current Vermont sheep farmer; Don Graham, Chairman of Graham Holdings Co; and Hank Price, President/GM of WVTM-13 in Birmingham, Ala.

Also be honored at the event is the late Ed McLaughlin. He was awarded the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award just weeks before his passing; wife Pat McLaughlin will accept the award. Ed McLaughlin is credited with spearheading the rise of Rush Limbaugh as a conservative talk show host and is the founder of EFM Media Management. He was Chairman Emeritus of the Broadcasters Foundation when he died in January 2018.

For information, or to reserve a seat or table, please contact the Broadcasters Foundation at 212-373-8250 or [email protected].

The Broadcasters Foundation has distributed millions of dollars in aid to broadcasters who have lost their livelihood through a catastrophic event, debilitating disease or unforeseen tragedy. Personal donations can be made to the Foundation’s Guardian Fund. Corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be made through the Foundation’s Legacy Society.