Congratulations to Maureen Bunyan for being named the first recipient of the Ed Walker Lifetime Achievement in Broadcasting Award from the National Capital Radio & Television Museum. The award recognizes the impact local radio and television broadcasters have had on local citizens. Bunyan, who is a Washington-Mid Atlantic Local member and television news anchor for WJLA, was presented with the award at the museum’s annual fundraiser Sept. 10. A founder of the International Women’s Media Foundation that serves women in the media in 100 countries, Bunyan was noted as being a newsroom leader and an advocate for women and minorities in journalism. “Maureen is truly deserving,” stated SAG-AFTRA National Board member and Broadcast Steering Committee Chair Joe Krebs. “Her career has been characterized not only by dedication, intelligence and integrity, but also by her consummate grace and respect for her craft, for her stories and, especially, for her viewers.” In 1992, Bunyan was named Washingtonian of the Year, and was inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame in 2014.
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