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Damon Runyon Award 2020 honoring Judy Woodruff
September 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm MDT
The Denver Press Club will honor Judy Woodruff, the managing editor and anchor for the PBS NewsHour, with its 26th annual Damon Runyon Award. The event will be broadcast over Zoom meetings. Attendees may also watch the broadcast — without requiring Zoom — at denverpressclub.org/live. You should have received the password in an email or it can be found in the program inside your gift box.
5:30-6 p.m. Virtual VIP reception with Judy Woodruff
6-6:30 p.m. Table Talk in Zoom breakout rooms
6:30 p.m. Regular Program begins
6:35 p.m. Student scholarship winner presentation
6:45 p.m. President’s Remarks
6:55 p.m. Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting Presentation
7:05 p.m. Proclamation from the City of Denver for Judy Woodruff
7:15 p.m. Judy Woodruff Q&A with Colorado journalist Laura Frank
7:55 p.m. Closing Remarks
8:00 p.m. Program Ends
Throughout the program, we’ll show short videos of nine student journalists who were awarded Damon Runyon scholarships. Special thanks to Gold sponsor the Ten10 Group for their work producing the videos for us.
Tickets are available at Blacktie-Colorado for purchase at the regular rates. When you purchase your ticket, you will receive a link to the event to connect via Zoom or YouTube a few days before the event.
The Club is extremely grateful for the support of our sponsors.
- AAA Colorado
- Arrow Electronics
- Clarity Media Group/The Gazette/Colorado Politics
- The Colorado Sun
- The Denver Post
- Ground Floor Media/IMA/Sander Marketing
- Krystal Media
- Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
- United Healthcare
- Colorado College
- Colorado State University Fort Collins
- Metropolitan State University of Denver
- University of Colorado at Boulder
- University of Denver
- University of Northern Colorado
With special thanks to our partners:
About Judy Woodruff
Woodruff has been a pioneer for women in broadcast media. She joined NBC in 1975 to work as a general assignment reporter in Atlanta. In 1977, she moved to Washington, D.C., to become an NBC White House correspondent, covering the Carter and Reagan administrations.
Woodruff then moved to PBS, working there from 1983-1993 as the chief Washington correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour while also anchoring “Frontline with Judy Woodruff” from 1984-1990.
In 1993, she jumped to CNN, where she worked for 12 years, anchoring the program “Inside Politics” and covering major events including Richard Nixon’s funeral and the War in Afghanistan. She returned to the NewsHour in 2007. In 2013, she and the late Gwen Ifill were named the first two women to co-anchor a national broadcast before Ifill’s death in 2016.