Crews To Receive NAB TV Chairman’s Award
The National Association of Broadcasters will present the Television Chairman’s Award to actor Terry Crews. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star will receive the award during the We Are Broadcasters Celebration on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at the 2020 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The NAB TV Chairman’s Award recognizes individuals for significant achievement in one or more specific art disciplines in television.
Crews stars as Lt. Terry Jeffords in NBC’s Golden Globe Award-winning comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and is host of NBC’s America’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent: The Champions.
Crews is an actor, comedian, activist and artist. He is well known for his humorous pitchman persona in numerous national commercials, his memorable action-movie hero role in The Expendables franchise and for his breakthrough television performances in sitcoms such as Everybody Hates Chris, and host of various competition shows, including Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
“Terry Crews’ unique ability to entertain audiences transcends traditional television crossing a variety of genres and mediums,” said NAB Television Board Chair Emily Barr. “He is a steadfast advocate for human rights, and we are humbled to present him with this well-deserved honor.”
Beyond the screen, Crews was named one of Time magazine’s 2017 Persons of the Year as one of the “Silence Breakers,” speaking out against sexual harassment as part of the #MeToo movement.
He also works with the Polaris Project, a leading non-profit organization in the global fight against human trafficking and modern-day slavery, for which he was awarded the UN Global Generation Award.