The Radio Television Digital News Association has announced that Fox News host/anchor Chris Wallace is the 2013 recipient of its Paul White Award, which recognizes a lifetime of achievement and service to the profession of electronic journalism.
"In a career spanning 40 years and three television networks, Chris Wallace exemplifies the journalistic tradition of holding the powerful accountable," said Mike Cavender, RTDNA executive director. "He works tirelessly to demand answers from America’s leaders on the pressing issues of our time."
Wallace, who anchors Fox News Sunday, joins the ranks of past recipients Linda Ellerbee, Steve Kroft, Christiane Amanpour, Charles Gibson, Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings, Bob Schieffer, Ted Koppel, Pauline Frederick and Edward R. Murrow. The award honors Paul White, a pioneer in the field of broadcast news who served as the first news director at CBS.
"We are particularly pleased that Chris will join Mike Wallace as the first father and son recipients of the Paul White Award," added Vincent Duffy, RTDNA chairman. "Journalism has benefitted greatly from the contributions of two generations of the Wallace family (Chris' father, Mike Wallace, received the award in 1991 for his work on 60 Minutes)."
Wallace will be presented with the award on August 25 at the Excellence in Journalism 2013 National Convention held in Anaheim, California.