MCCJ is thrilled to announce that this year’s recipient of the Hank Meyer National Headliner Award is Emmy Award winning journalist, Michel Martin. Ms. Martin joined NPR after a long career at ABC News. Her national radio show on NPR, Tell Me More, is powered by her own interest and focuses heavily on topics of race, religion and spirituality.
Martin has had an illustrious journalistic career. After working the local news beat for The Washington Post and becoming White House correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Martin joined ABC News in 1992. At ABC, she reported for Nightline and was awarded an Emmy for a report that aired on Day One. In 2001, she hosted the PBS show Life 360. Since April 2007, she has hosted the one-hour daily NPR news and talk show, which covers everything from immigration to parenting in a multicultural family. “I am fascinated by people who live lives different from my own, and at the same time, I feel connected to all of these lives being a journalist, a woman of color, a wife and mother,” said Martin.
The public is welcome to register for this breakfast, where they’ll have an opportunity to chat with the journalist. The Hank Meyers Award has traditionally gone to journalists who mirror MCCJ’s mission of creating an inclusive community, including Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw, Leonard Pitts Jr., and last year, ABC’s John Quiñones.
Reservations for the Headliner Breakfast with Michel Martin, call 305-755-6096, or go to www.miamiccj.org. $30.00 pp includes breakfast and parking.
MCCJ was founded in Miami in 1935 as the Miami Coalition of Christians & Jews. It creates a safe haven for dialog, trains inclusive leaders and promotes understanding for all faiths, races and cultures through education, advocacy and conflict resolution. It hosts the oldest interfaith clergy dialog in the United States and presents prejudice reducing programs in local high schools, among other activities. For more information, please visit www.miamiccj.org