Deborah Norville To Host Golden Mike Gala
The Broadcasters Foundation of America today announced the host of this year’s Golden Mike Award dinner will be Inside Edition’s Emmy Award-winning anchor Deborah Norville, and that Grammy Award-winner and BMI songwriter Nile Rodgers & Chic will perform.
The 2020 Golden Mike Award dinner will take place Wednesday, March 4, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The annual event is a major fundraiser for the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation to help broadcasters in acute need.
As previously announced, this year’s Golden Mike Award honoree will be Dave Lougee, President-CEO of Tegna Inc. and the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to George Beasley, founder and chairman of Beasley Media Group.
In addition, the evening’s presenters will be Gordon Smith, president of the National Association of Broadcasters, Jack Sander, founder of Sander Media and former Belo executive, and Lynn Beall, Tegna’s executive vice president and chief operating officer of media operations.
Deborah Norville is a long-time champion of the Broadcasters Foundation and a member of its board of directors. She is a two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist. Throughout her tenure as host of Inside Edition, the show has consistently ranked in the top ten television shows in first-run syndication.
Nile Rodgers is a multiple Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist. As the co-founder of Chic, he helped generate chart-topping hits like “Le Freak.” He has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame and produced works with David Bowie, Diana Ross, Madonna and collaborated with a wide range of artists including Daft Punk and Lady Gaga. More recently, Nile has been appointed the first chief creative adviser for the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
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. Personal donations can be made to the Foundation’s Guardian Fund. Corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be made through the Foundation’s Legacy Society. For more information, please visit www.broadcastersfoundation.org, call 212-373-8250, or email [email protected].