The CEO of Graham Media was honored by the Broadcasters Foundation of America at the group’s annual event in New York. Above (l-r): Jim Thompson, president of the Broadcasters Foundation; Deborah Norville of Inside Edition; Barr; and Dan Mason, chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation.
The Broadcasters Foundation of America raised $250,000 to help broadcasters in need, as more than 250 industry executives and celebrities gathered at the Plaza Hotel Monday evening to honor Emily Barr, president and CEO of Graham Media Group and recipient of the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s 2018 Golden Mike Award.
The Broadcasters Foundation also posthumously presented the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to Ed McLaughlin, the iconic broadcaster who discovered Rush Limbaugh and was previously chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. Ed’s widow Pat accepted the Award on his behalf.
The black-tie event was hosted by Deborah Norville of Inside Edition. The evening’s presenters were Peggy Allen, former TV production and programming executive and current Vermont sheep farmer; Don Graham, chairman of Graham Holdings; and Hank Price, president and general manager of WVTM Birmingham, Ala.
The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life and maintain the personal dignity of men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need. The foundation reaches out across the country to identify need and provide an anonymous safety net in cases of critical illness, advanced age, death of a spouse, accident, and other serious misfortune. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 public charity.