CBS’s Fager To Deliver RTDNA-SPJ Keynote

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced Wednesday that Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and executive producer for 60 Minutes, will deliver the keynote address at the Excellence in Journalism 2011 Conference in New Orleans next month.

Fager will deliver his Excellence in Journalism 2011 keynote address at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, in the Rhythms Ballroom at the Sheraton New Orleans.  An open question-and-answer session will follow his presentation.

“Jeff’s resume and his contributions to journalism speak for themselves,” said RTDNA Chairman Mark Kraham. “It’s not too often that journalists get a chance to sit down and spend some one-on-one time with one of the leaders in their field. This session is going to be a real treat for conference attendees.” 

Fager became the first chairman of CBS News in February 2011, after re-shaping its flagship broadcast, 60 Minutes. Before assuming control of 60 Minutes, Fager is credited with leading 60 Minutes II to a slew of major awards over a short period of time as its executive producer for its first five seasons.

Under Fager, 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II broadcasts garnered 33 Emmys, eight Peabodys, eight Edward R. Murrow Awards, four Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University batons, three Sigma Delta Chi Awards and three Investigative Reporting and Editing Awards.

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