David Brinkley Named Winner of Lowell Thomas Award
NEW YORK (AP) _ David Brinkley was honored Thursday with the 1987 Lowell Thomas Award for outstanding achievement in communications.
The award is given annually by Marist College to recognize the lifetime achievements of leaders in the communications industry. Previous recipients include Eric Sevareid, Walter Cronkite, Howard K. Smith and Douglas Edwards.
Brinkley, 66, host of ABC’s ″This Week with David Brinkley,″ ″is an American journalistic institution,″ said Dennis Murray, Marist College president.
Brinkley began his career with NBC News in 1943, and has been a dominant figure in television news since 1956, when he teamed with the late Chet Huntley to anchor NBC’s ″The Huntley-Brinkley Report.″ He joined ABC News in September 1981.