The Inside Edition anchor will oversee the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s black-tie fundraiser honoring Graham Media’s Emily Barr. In addition, Pat McLaughlin will accept the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her late husband Ed McLaughlin.
TV personality Deborah Norville of Inside Edition will host the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s 2018 Golden Mike Award. The black-tie fundraiser will honor Emily Barr, president-CEO of Graham Media, and will take place on Monday, March 5, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
The annual event is one of the biggest fundraisers in support of the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation to provide aid to broadcasters in acute need.
Barr, who leads the seven-station broadcast television division of Graham Media Holdings, 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; and Hank Price, president-GM of WVTM Birmingham, Ala.
Pat McLaughlin will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of her late husband, Ed McLaughlin. McLaughlin, who is credited with discovering Rush Limbaugh and the founder of EFM Media Management, was chairman emeritus of the Broadcasters Foundation at the time of his death last month.
Singer/songwriter Darrian Ford will provide entertainment for the evening. Ford is currently touring his concept concert, The Cooke Book – The Music of Sam Cooke.
Previous Golden Mike Award recipients include: Alan Frank, Bob Pittman, Gordon Smith, David Barrett, Jeff Smulyan, and more.
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.