Nagler, Cochran Among RTDNF First Amendment Award Honorees
March 5, 2010 at 6:00 PM (PT)
The RADIO TELEVISION DIGITAL NEWS FOUNDATION honored CBS RADIO NEWS Pres. HARVEY NAGLER, RTDNA Pres. Emeritus BARBARA COCHRAN, NABEF Pres. MARCELLUS ALEXANDER, ABC NEWS Pres. DAVID WESTIN, and NBC Nightly News anchor BRIAN WILLIAMS at THURSDAY night's First Amendment Awards Dinner.
NAGLER's speech gave him the opportunity to in turn honor CBS correspondent CAMI MCCORMICK, who was badly injured in an IED attack while covering AFGHANISTAN. "Her only desire was to get better and return to covering stories," said NAGLER. "Tonight, after numerous surgeries and months and months of painful rehab, CAMI MCCORMICK, one of the most courageous, fearless individuals I have ever known, an inspiration to all of us, is almost ready to return to work. And right now I am able to say something I was not sure I would have the opportunity to say again. CAMI, please stand up and be recognized."
MCCORMICK received a standing ovation from the crowd at the dinner.