Stephanie Elam, CNN Business News Correspondent; Soledad O'Brien, Honoree, CNN Anchor and Special Correspondent; Dr. Steve Perry, CNN Education Contributor; and Kareen Wynter, CNN Entertainment
On Saturday, July 31st, the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) awarded CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O'Brien as the organization's 2010 Journalist of the Year. A special VIP reception was held in her honor in San Diego, the site of the organization’s 35th Annual Convention and Career Fair. The convention is the largest gathering of minority journalists in the country.
NABJ President Kathy Y. Times stated, “Soledad's work in the ‘Black in America’ series offered extraordinary and gripping stories of successful community leaders who are improving the lives of African-Americans. This was an example of great reporting, and through her work and platform she shared the stories in our communities that often go untold. She is truly worthy of NABJ's Journalist of the Year honor.”
Geraldine Moriba, Executive Producer, CNN "In America;" Darius Walker, CNN Vice President of News Coverage; Soledad O'Brien
Jacqui Reid and Soledad O'Brien
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