It’s black excellence personified as PBS NewsHour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor has been named 2020 “Journalist of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).
The annual award recognizes a journalist who has accrued an esteemed body of work with remarkable breadth and relevance to the African diaspora.
Am elated Alcindor responding to the honours wrote on Twitter:
“Thanks so much @NABJ and @NewsHour I feel so honored to be the 2020 NABJ Journalist of the Year.”
Thanks so much @NABJ and @NewsHour.
I feel so honored to be the 2020 NABJ Journalist of the Year.
So many journalists are doing amazing work amid this election, pandemic, and racial reckoning and I am blessed to be recognized among them.” Yamiche wrote.
The organization will formally present her with the “Journalist of the Year” award during a virtual ceremony on December 19.
Hosts of the ceremony include Emmy Award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield, NAACP Image Award-winning actress Tichina Arnold, anchor of NBC News’ TODAY Craig Melvin, co-host of CBS This Morning: Saturday Michelle Miller, and Kenneth Moton, co-anchor of ABC World News Now and America This Morning, Essence reports.
The former USA Today and New York Times Political reporter who also serves as a political contributor for NBC News and MSNBC in 2013, was named NABJ’s “Emerging Journalist of the Year.”
She is also a recipient of the IWMF’s Gwen Ifill Award and the White House Correspondents’ Association’s Aldo Beckman Award for Overall Excellence in White House Coverage among other honours.