Joshua Johnson to receive Hank Meyer Headliner Award

Joshua Johnson to receive Hank Meyer Headliner Award

Joshua Johnson

MCCJ, the non-profit organization known for embracing diversity, has announced that this year’s recipient of the Hank Meyer National Headliner Award is Joshua Johnson, host of 1A on WAMU and NPR.

Johnson will receive the prestigious award during a breakfast attended by South Florida civic and community leaders as well as students from area high schools. The event is on Tuesday, Apr. 24, 8:30-10:30 a.m., at the Rusty Pelican, 3201 Rickenbacker Causeway on Virginia Key.

Tickets are $45 per person and table sponsorships are $500, which includes a table for 10.

The Hank Meyer Award goes to journalists who mirror MCCJ’s mission of creating an inclusive community. Past honorees of this award include Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Barbara Walters, Tom Brokaw, Leonard Pitts Jr., ABC’s John Quiñones, Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd, and New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow.

As an active member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, Johnson has addressed diversity on 1A, while tackling the tough issues including the current administration’s travel ban and The Dream Act.

Launched at a tumultuous time for news and inspired by the First Amendment, Johnson and 1A bring new insight and inquiry to the most pressing issues in America.

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7 Comments on "Joshua Johnson to receive Hank Meyer Headliner Award"

  1. Wow! Love listening to his show on WUNC in Clayton NC! Congratulations Joshua!

  2. I’ve been meaning to send feedback since 1A started. I love this show and I love Joshua Johnson as the host. Joshua has maintained so much that I loved about the Diane Rehm show with respect to the the highly nuanced, civil, and well informed discussions from many points of view about important issues. Joshua brings his own unique voice along with his warm and genuine personality, just as Diane brought hers, and has made this show his own. I greatly value the deep exploration of important topics related to diversity. Congratulations, an award well deserved!

  3. Well done Mr. Johnson ! I am delighted at your success. Seems you join a noble cadre of journalists. From many of your listeners in Arizona – keep up the good work!

  4. Joyce Reardon | April 13, 2018 at 8:13 pm | Reply

    Way to go Joshua. I listen to your show every night on WBUR. Love it. Keep up the good work. Well deserved!

  5. Carolyn Cefalo Horich | April 15, 2018 at 9:22 am | Reply

    I am so delighted with the success of this talented young man. He was an outstanding broadcast journalism student at University of Miami.

  6. We cannot forget the 2016 Award Recipient, Joy Ann Reid of MSNBC and AMJoy!!

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