RTNDA-DC Honors Cochran
January 14, 2009 at 9:32 AM (PT)
The WASHINGTON chapter of the RADIO-TELEVISION NEWS DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION has named the RTNDA's own retiring national President BARBARA COCHRAN as the recipient of the 2008 PETER HACKES Award for distinguished service. COCHRAN will be honored at a luncheon JANUARY 29 at GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY in WASHINGTON.
NEAL SCHIFF, President of RTNDA-DC, called COCHRAN a true professional who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to advance the broadcast news industry, saying, "We are privileged and delighted to add her to the distinguished roster of previous awardees." Prevvious winners include former ABC affiliate WJLA-TV (ABC7)/WASHINGTON anchor and MARRIOTT EVP KATHLEEN MATTHEWS, WESTWOOD ONE host JIM BOHANNON, BONNEVILLE News WTOP/WASHINGTON's JIM FARLEY, ABC NEWS' CAROLE SIMPSON, CBS NEWS' ED BLISS, and RTNDA Treasurer LOU PRATO.
COCHRAN said, "I’m honored to receive an award that was named for an outstanding journalist like PETER HACKES and that has gone to so many distinguished professionals whom I’ve had the good fortune to know. The WASHINGTON chapter of RTNDA upholds excellence and independence in journalism in the Nation's Capital and it is a high honor to be recognized by this group."