Broadcasters Foundation Honors Six

The presentation was made at its annual breakfast, which took place Wednesday morning during the NAB Show in Las Vegas. Above (l-r): Tim McCarthy, co-president of Broadcasters Foundation and Scott Herman, chairman of Broadcasters Foundation, pictured with the honorees, Byron Allen, Pierre Bouvard, Christine Travaglini, Dennis Wharton, Ralph Oakley and Gordon Smith.

Broadcasters Foundation Of America Elects New Board Members And Officers

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected Curtis LeGeyt, president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Broadcasters; Dennis Lyle, president and chief executive officer of the Illinois Broadcasters Association and the Illinois Broadcasters Foundation; and Chad Matthews, president of ABC Owned Stations, to its board. In addition, it has named Heather Cohen, executive vice president of The Weiss […]

Broadcasters Foundation Spotlights Leaders And An Industry’s Resilience

Looking a little surprised at being in the world again after a two-year pandemic, media industry glitterati gathered at New York’s Plaza Hotel to present the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Golden Mike and Lifetime Achievement and Awards to Gray Television’s Hilton Howell and pioneering sportscaster Leslie Visser.

Broadcasters Foundation’s Annual Breakfast Set For April 27

The charitable organization that provides financial aid to broadcasters in acute need from critical illness, accident or serious misfortune will honor the careers of six individuals with its Leadership Awards and the Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award at the event in Las Vegas.

Norm Lewis To Perform At Golden Mike Awards

The Broadway, film and TV star will entertain when the Golden Mike award dinner and ceremony returns on Monday, March 14, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Al Roker And Deborah Roberts To Host BFOA Golden Mike Award Dinner

The Broadcasters Foundation of America announced today that the hosts for this year’s BFOA Golden Mike Award dinner and ceremony will be husband and wife broadcasters Al Roker, weather and feature anchor for Today and co-host of show’s third hour, and Deborah Roberts, award-winning ABC News senior national affairs correspondent for 20/20, Nightline, Good Morning America and World News Tonight with David Muir. The 2022 BFOA Golden Mike Award returns […]

Broadcasters Foundation Of America Achieves Top Score From Charity Navigator

The Broadcasters Foundation of America says it has achieved a rating of 100 from Charity Navigator, a nonprofit evaluator. The evaluation process takes place over a seven-year period and uses Charity Navigator’s Encompass Rating System. The Broadcasters Foundation received a score of 100 in Finance & Accountability, reflecting its solid financial health (stability, efficiency and […]

Lesley Visser To Receive BFOA Lifetime Achievement Award

The sportscaster will be honored during the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Golden Mike Award fundraising dinner at New York’s Plaza Hotel on March 14.

The Broadcasters Foundation Sets The Return Of Its Golden Mike Award Gala

Gray TV CEO Hilton Howell will be honored at the fundraising affair on Monday, March 14, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

Broadcasters Foundation Asks For Donations On Giving Tuesday

“There’s never been a better opportunity to make an impact by giving back and helping those in our business who have been hit by tragic and unthinkable circumstances,” said Tim McCarthy, the organization’s co-president.

Katz Media Gives $45,000 To Broadcasters Foundation

That donation boosts its 11 years of giving to the foundation to nearly $400,000. All money raised during the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s 11th annual membership drive supports radio and television broadcasters in need.

Broadcasters Foundation Launches Annual Year-End Giving Campaign

More than $1.8 million in aid to be awarded in 2021 to colleagues in need. This year’s plea for donations follows a year-and-a-half of several canceled fundraising events due to the COVID 19 pandemic, even as more broadcasters than ever are reaching out for monthly or emergency relief.

Broadcasters Foundation Unveils Succession Plan

As Jim Thompson announces his retirement at the end of 2022, he and Tim McCarthy will serve as co-presidents for a year, after which Thompson will move into a consultant role.

Broadcasters Foundation Golf Tourney Raises $200,000+

The funds were raised Monday at the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Celebrity Golf Tournament in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., to support broadcasters in need.

NAB’s Smith To Receive Lowry Mays Award

The Broadcasters Foundation of America will honor outgoing NAB CEO Gordon Smith for his excellence in broadcasting at the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast During the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Broadcasters Foundation Announces 2021 Leadership Awards Recipients

The awards will be presented to Byron Allen, Pierre Bouvard, Ralph Oakley, Christine Travaglini and Dennis Wharton at the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 12, During the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Talking TV: Deborah Norville’s Call To Rally For Broadcasters Foundation

TVNewsCheck’s Michael Depp talks with Inside Edition host Deborah Norville about supporting the Broadcasters Foundation of America as its fundraising efforts have been hampered by the pandemic.

Patrick Butler, Hilton Howell Join Broadcasters Foundation Of America Board

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected Patrick Butler, president and chief executive officer of America’s Public Television Stations, and Hilton Howell, chairman, president-CEO of Gray Television and Atlantic American Corp., to its board of directors. The new directors were voted in during the recent Foundation’s Board of Directors’ meeting, which was held virtually. “We are delighted to welcome Patrick and Hilton to […]

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Broadcasters Foundation Of America Needs Donations

“In its more than 70 years of existence, The Broadcasters Foundation of America has provided financial assistance to every broadcaster who qualified, and we want to continue that track record,” says Scott Herman, the organization’s chairman. It needs help now due to effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kathleen Kirby Named Broadcasters Foundation of America Secretary-General Counsel

Kathleen A. Kirby was voted secretary and general counsel to the Broadcasters Foundation of America during today’s virtual meeting of the board of directors. Kirby, who is a partner with the Washington law firm Wiley Rein and co-chair of the firm’s Telecom, Media & Technology group, takes over secretary and general counsel duties from Richard Bodorff, who will remain on the […]

Broadcasters Foundation Helping Colleagues In Texas

More than 20 requests have come in over the past six days from employees in Texas and surrounding states of Tegna, Nexstar, Radio One, Entercom, Fox and more, with the first of those checks going out to qualifying individuals yesterday (Feb 24).

Broadcasters Foundation Of America Launches Annual Year-End Giving Campaign

The organization will award more than $1.7 million in aid this year to broadcasters and their families in need.

Broadcasters Foundation Cancels Golf Fundraiser

The charity launches a plea for donations to counter losses from multiple fundraising events that had to be scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Scott Herman Elected Board Chair Of Broadcasters Foundation Of America

The board of directors of the Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected Scott Herman, longtime CBS Radio and Group W executive and current CEO of SHH Media Management, as Chair. Dan Mason will remain on the board, and Jordan Wertlieb, president of Hearst Television, is re-elected as vice chair. In addition, the board voted Steve Jones, president-COO of Skyview Networks, to the board. The elections were held […]

BFOA Offering Emergency COVID-19 Grants

“Never in our history as broadcasters have we experienced an event that has caused this much hardship,” said Dan Mason, chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation of America. “Thus, we have revised provisions to our emergency grant eligibility guidelines.”

Tegna’s Dave Lougee Receives Golden Mike Award

The annual fundraiser event raised more than $400,000 for the Broadcasters Foundation of America that provides aid to broadcasters in acute need. Also honored was Beasley Media Group’s George Beasley, who was presented with the group’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Above (l-r): Dan Mason, Broadcasters Foundation of America chairman; host Deborah Norville, Inside Edition; Lougee; and Jim Thompson, Broadcasters Foundation of America president. (Photo: Wendy Moger-Bross)

Pai To Get Lowry Mays Award At NAB Show

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has been tapped to receive the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Lowry Mays Excellence in Broadcasting Award. The award is given to an “individual in broadcasting” whose work “exemplifies innovation, community service, advocacy, and entrepreneurship.”

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.

Deborah Norville To Host Golden Mike Gala

The Inside Edition anchor will emcee the dinner honoring Tegna’s Dave Lougee and Beasley’s George Beasley on March 4 that will feature a performance by Nile Rodgers & Chic.

Broadcasters Foundation Starts Year-End Push

The charitable organization, which will distribute more than $1.3 million in aid this year, is kicking off its annual year-end appeal today, Giving Tuesday.

George Beasley To Receive BFA Lifetime Achievement Award

George Beasley, founder and chairman of Beasley Media Group, will be honored with the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Broadcasters Foundation of America’s Golden Mike Award dinner. The gala, which is an annual fundraising event for the Broadcasters Foundation’s mission of helping broadcasters in need, will be held on Wednesday, March 4, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. […]

Tegna’s Lougee To Receive Golden Mike Award

The broadcast group’s president-CEO will be honored by the Broadcasters Foundation of America at its annual gala in New York on March 4.

Broadcasters Foundation Raises $250,000+

More than 175 broadcasters and celebrities turned out to help support the group’s annual golf fundraiser to aid broadcasters who have experienced terrible loss due to illness or unforeseen disaster.

Three Elected To Broadcasters Foundation Board

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected John David, senior adviser to the National Association of Broadcasters; Jinny Laderer, co-founder and CEO of vCreative; and Deborah Roberts, ABC News correspondent for 20/20, Nightline, Good Morning America and ABC World News Tonight with David Muir, to its board of directors. The new directors were voted in last Wednesday, during the foundation’s board of […]

Katz Media Raises $350K For Broadcasters Foundation

The Broadcasters Foundation of America today said Katz Media Group has raised $45,500 for the foundation during its 10th annual companywide membership drive, bringing the total amount raised to more than $350,000 since the drive’s inception. Led by Mark Gray, CEO of Katz Media Group; Christine Travaglini, president of Katz Radio Group; and Leo MacCourtney, president of […]

Nexstar’s Sook Receives 2019 Golden Mike Award

A record crowd at the Broadcasters Foundation’s annual Golden Mike Award dinner feted Perry Sook, the founder of Nexstar Media Group, who praised the expanding mission of the charity and pledged a $100,000 donation to further its work.

Broadcasters Foundation Reschedules NAB Golf Tournament

The Broadcasters Foundation of America has announced a new time for this year’s Philip J. Lombardo Charity Golf Tournament. Attracting an A-List of broadcast industry executives, the charitable event will begin at 8 a.m. for registration and breakfast, followed by a shotgun start at 9 a.m., on Sunday, April 7, at the Bali Hai Golf Club in Las […]

Broadcasters Foundation To Honor Six

The charitable group’s 2019 Leadership Awards will be presented at the Broadcasters Foundation Breakfast on April 10 during the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

NBC’s Craig Melvin To Host Golden Mike Gala

The black-tie event honoring Nexstar Media Group’s Perry A. Sook raises funds for broadcasters in need and takes place March 6 in New York, with entertainment by Grammy-winning duo Sugarland.

BFOA Launches Year-End Giving Campaign

Requests for monthly and emergency grants continue to rise as the group awarded more than $1.3 million in aid in 2018.