BFA Unveils 2020 Leadership Awards Recipients

The annual career-recognition honors will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast on Wednesday, April 22, during the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The Broadcasters Foundation of America, the charity devoted exclusively to helping broadcasters in acute need, on Thursday announced the recipients of the 2020 Leadership Awards. The Leadership Awards are given annually in recognition of career contributions to the broadcast industry and the community at-large.

The awards will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation Annual Breakfast, 7 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, in the Brahms Room of the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, during the National Association of Broadcasters Show.

The 2020 Leadership Awards honorees are:

  • Marci Burdick, senior adviser to Schurz Communications, retired
  • Kim Guthrie, president-CEO, Cox Media Group
  • Kraig Kitchin, partner, Sound Mind LLC
  • Weezie Kramer, COO, Entercom Communications
  • Barbara Kreisman, chief, Video Division, FCC
  • Leo MacCourtney, president, Katz Television Group
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The Broadcasters Foundation will also present the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award during the breakfast. That honoree will be announced shortly.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, the Breakfast is complimentary to all in broadcasting, although pre-registration is required. This year’s sponsors are: AccuRadio, NAB, National Association of Media Brokers, Nielsen, Radio Advertising Bureau, Television Bureau of Advertising, USTrust and vCreative.

To register for the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast, broadcasters can click here. To register via phone or email, and to obtain information on reserving a page in the Program Guide, 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. 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, call 212-373-8250, or email [email protected]

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