Living Legends of North Texas Journalism
The Living Legends of North Texas Journalism
Honored May 25, 2011 – click here for pictures of the event
Hugh Aynesworth – Dallas Times Herald and Dallas Morning News reporter, bureau chief for Newsweek magazine, reporter for 20/20 and a reporter for The Washington Times, author of 6 books;
Eddie Barker – news director of KRLD Radio/TV, charter year inductee into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame as well as a co-founder;
Kent Biffle – Dallas Morning News reporter/columnist, correspondent for Newsweek magazine;
Alex Burton – WBAP-TV anchor, Channel 39 news director, KRLD reporter and commentator, an author, written 3 books;
Vivian Castleberry – the first female editor of the Dallas Times Herald in 1957, editorial board member, member of the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame;
Ron Chapman – KVIL program director and radio personality for 45 years, member of the National Association of Broadcasters’ Radio Hall of Fame;
Mike Cochran – Associated Press reporter, author of 2 books;
Jim Ewell – Dallas Morning News crime reporter, Public Information Director for the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department;
John Gudjohnsen – WFAA-TV photographer for over 40 years, WFAA News Assignment Manager;
Bert Holmes – Dallas Times Herald executive and managing editor, wrote community affairs columns for over 30 years;
Helen Holmes –reporter for International News Service and Time magazine and founding member of the Press Club;
Bob Huffaker – Reporter, Editor, News Producer at CBS News, KRLD AM-FM-TV News, Research Editor at Texas Monthly;
Shelly Katz – Photographer for Life, Time, Newsweek, and People Weekly magazines;
Ralph Langer – Dallas Morning News editor and executive vice president;
Jimmie Lovell - reporter for Dallas Times Herald, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, editor of West Texas magazine and Del Rio News Herald;
Phil Magers – State editor, bureau chief for nearly 40 years with United Press International; board member and treasurer at the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.
Bill Mercer – Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and Chicago White Sox play by play announcer, news reporter for KRLD, author of 2 books, over 35 years teaching at the University of North Texas Radio/TV Department;
Robert Miller – Dallas Morning News city editor and business columnist;
Blackie Sherrod – Dallas Times Herald sports editor and Dallas Morning News columnist;
Bert Shipp – WFAA-TV news director, former WFAA and KDFW assignments editor, soon to be published author of “It’s News To Me”;
Carlton Stowers – Dallas Morning News reporter/sportswriter and author of more than two dozen works of nonfiction;
Dick Wheeler – KRLD Radio news director, anchor/reporter KRLD Radio/TV and WFAA Radio/TV;
Wes Wise – former Dallas Mayor, KRLD radio/TV sports reporter, play-by-play announcer for Liberty Broadcasting System, correspondent for Sports Illustrated, and wrote for Time and Life.
Bobbie Wygant – 60 years with WBAP/KXAS-TV as entertainment reporter, producer and host of interview program, news anchor;
Tony Zoppi, Dallas Morning News entertainment columnist, and for 30 years a Las Vegas bon vivant.
Honored May 22, 2012 – Click here for pictures from the event.
Carolyn Barta - Political writer and editor at The Dallas Morning News.
Clarence Bruyere - Radio and television engineer at WFAA.
Bob Compton - Metropolitan, Focus, and Book editor at The Dallas Morning News.
Bill Evans - Executive managing editor at The Dallas Morning News.
Karen Hughes - News reporter for KXAS-TV, Director of Communications in the Texas Governor’s office, and Counselor to the President of the United States.
Joe Laird - Photographer at The Dallas Morning News.
Frank Luksa - Sports writer for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Times Herald, and The Dallas Morning News.
Burl Osborne - Executive editor and publisher of The Dallas Morning News.
Rena Pederson - Vice president and editorial page editor at The Dallas Morning News.
Tracy Rowlett - News anchor at WFAA and KTVT.
Bob St. John - Feature columnist and sports writer for The Dallas Morning News.
To Be Honored May 23, 2013 – Event Details
Al Carrell, longtime radio and television Supper Handyman host;
Lee Cullum, a journalist and commentator with multiple print publications and public television shows;
Jimmy Darnell, retired WBAP-TV photojournalist;
Troy Dungan, former WFAA-TV meteorologist;
Dotty Griffith, former reporter and food editor with the Dallas Morning News and currently executive director of the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association;
Jim Henderson, retired investigative reporter and columnist for the Dallas Times Herald;
Lana Henderson, former Dallas Times Herald reporter;
Suzie Humphreys, former WFAA-TV and KVIL radio personality, now a motivational speaker and anchor on D-TV;
Will Jarrett, former executive editor of the Dallas Times Herald;
Bob Porter, former Dallas Times Herald TV and film critic and columnist.