Hall of Fame award recipients

2016 Award Recipients

Horton P. Beirne
Newspaper publisher and former VPA president, posthumous

Jeffrey Blount
TV director

Don Just
Professor and former advertising executive

Bill McKelway
Newspaper journalist

June O. Nicholson
Journalism educator

Adriana Trigiani
Author, screenwriter and director

George R. Woltz
Advertising executive

2015 Award Recipients

Anne Adams
Newspaper editor and publisher for The Recorder in Monterey, Virginia

Pamela DiSalvo Lepley
Public relations professional, vice president at VCU for community relations

Beth Macy
Author of  best selling book “Factory Man: How One Man Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local-And Helped Save an American Town. former reporter for The Roanoke Times

Cheryl E. Miller
TV news anchor at CBS 6 in Richmond

Jeff Schapiro
Newspaper columnist at The Richmond-Times Dispatch

Diane Walker
TV News anchor at NBC 12 in Richmond

Francis Eugene Wood
Media manager and radio host

2014 Award Recipients

Bill Bevins
Veteran Richmond, Va. radio morning show host, talk show co-host, WTVR-CBS 6 and Virginia Lottery Draw host

Michael Hardy
Former staff writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch and The Virginian-Pilot

Lawrence McConnell
Publisher of The Daily Progress and regional publisher of the Charlottesville Newspaper Group under BH Media

Regina Mobley
Anchor and reporter at WVEC-ABC 13

Kelly O’Keefe
Professor and former managing director of the VCU Brandcenter and Chief Creative Strategic Officer at PadillaCRT

Don Richards
Group Vice President at Raycom Media

2013 Award Recipients

Dorothy Abernathy
Bureau Chief for Virginia and West Virginia, Associated Press

Steve Bassett
Senior Vice President and Group Creative Director, The Martin Agency

Don Belt
Writer and Editor, National Geographic

Doug Harwood
Editor, Rockbridge Advocate

Tom Silvestri
President and Publisher, Richmond Times-Dispatch

2012 Award Recipients

Mike Allen
Chief White House correspondent for Politico

Brad Armstrong
Partner at the Martin Agency and founder of the Virginia Performing Arts Foundation

Robert Dementi (posthumous)
President, Dementi-Foster photography studios

Margie Fisher (posthumous)
Reporter, Roanoke Times

Bob Griggs
Host, “Sailor Bob”

William C. Hall Jr.
Vice President of Executive Communications, Dominion Resources

James Raper
Journalist (retired), The Virginian Pilot

Trafton Robertson (posthumous)
Broadcast journalist and community activist

Michael Salster (posthumous)
Co-owner and former editor of The Amelia Bulletin Monitor

Hampden H. Smith, III
Washington and Lee University professor emeritus

Sabrina Squire
Anchorwoman, WWBT-TV Channel 12

Tyler Whitley
Journalist (retired), Richmond Times-Dispatch

Michael Whitlow
Executive Vice President, CRT/tanaka

H. Graham Woodlief
Vice President (retired), Media General Inc.

2011 Award Recipients

Margaret Edds
Journalist and book author

John H. (Jack) Lindgren, Jr.
Advertising and marketing professor

Gary T. McCollum
Cable television visionary and executive

Bill O’Donovan
Newspaper publisher and editor

2010 Award Recipients

Bob Jones, Jr.
Freelance photographer and documentary producer

Edward Jones
Editor of The Free Lance-Star

Bea Kopp (posthumous)
Former Photo Manager for the Daily Press and Times-Herald

Robert G. (Bob) Lee
Former President and General Manager of WDBJ-7

Dan Smith
Founding Editor, Valley Business FRONT Magazine

Harold Soldinger, Sr. (posthumous)
Former Vice President of WTAR-TV and WAVY-TV

2009 Award Recipients

Hazel Trice Edney
Editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association New Service

Ronald MacDonald
Professor at Washington and Lee University

Craig Merritt
Partner in the Christian & Barton law firm

Joel Rubin
CEO of Rubin Communications Group

Steven Soldinger
Vice President and General Manager for three CBS television stations

2008 - 1986 Award Recipients

2008 Award Recipients

Rick Boyko
Director and Profession, VCU Brandcenter

Peter Easter
Chairman and Director of Public Affairs, Easter Associates, Inc.

John Edwards
Editor and Publisher, The Smithfield Times

J. Malcolm “Jay” Pace, III (posthumous)
Former Editor and Owner, The Herald-Progress

Mark Raper
Chairman & CEO, CRT/tanaka

2007 Award Recipients

Grady James
Mass Communications Editor

Marvin Lake
Newspaper Editor

Herm Reavis
Radio Pioneer

Ginger Stanley
Newspaper Trade Association Executive

2006 Award Recipients

David Baldacci
Bestselling Author

Helen Dewar
Political Reporter

Eva Teig Hardy
Senior Vice President, Dominion

Overton Jones
Journalist, Richmond Times-Dispatch

2005 Award Recipients

Robert A. “Bob” Brown
Senior photographer, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Donald A. Perry
President, First Commonwealth Cablevision

Larry Saunders
Chairman, Max Media Radio Group

Dr. Charles W. Sydnor, Jr.
President and CEO, Commonwealth Public Broadcasting

2004 Award Recipients

John D. Evans
Co-founder, C-SPAN; Chair and CEO of Evans Telecommunications Company

Dr. Nelson D. Lankford
Editor, Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Aubrey Eugene Loving, Jr.
Chairman and CEO of Max Media LLC

William H. Millsaps, Jr.
Vice President and Executive Editor, Richmond Times-Dispatch

2003 Award Recipients

Honorable Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Newspaper publisher and public servant

Lloyd Dobyns
Broadcaster, NBC; Educator, Jacksonville State University

Dr. Louis W. Hodges
Journalism ethicist and educator, Washington and Lee University

Louise Crumrine Seals
Managing Editor, Richmond Times-Dispatch

2002 Award Recipients

Doug Burford
Founder, Burford Company Advertising

Ofield Dukes, APR
Founder, Ofield Dukes & Associates

James S. Wamsley
Travel writer

Wilma H. Wirt
Journalism educator, Virginia Commonwealth University

2001 Award Recipients

Arthur W. Arundel
President and Founder of Arundel Communications, Inc.

Douglas Brickford Rider, APR
Executive Assistant to the CEO, Reynolds Metals Company and Foundation

Martha W. Steger, APR
Director of Public Relations, Virginia Tourism Corporation

Ulrich Troubeltzkoy
Feature and series writer, The Richmond Times-Dispatch; Editor, Virginia Wildlife

Maxwell Robinson (posthumous)
News anchor, ABC

2000 Award Recipients

Raymond H. Boone
Founder, Paradigm Communications; Editor, Richmond Free Press

R. Beverly Orndorff
Science reporter, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Sandra Mims Rowe
Executive Editor and Vice President, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot and Ledger Star; Editor of the Oregonian, Portland

John R. Shreves, Jr.
President, Jefferson-Pilot Television

Joseph R. Slay, APR
President, Slay Communications

Frank P. Soden
General Manager, WRNL radio

1998 Award Recipients

Robert E. L. Baker
Reporter, Deputy Managing Editor and foreign correspondent, Washington Post

Lou Dean
News and information reporter, WRVA

Pauline Allen Mitchell
Director of Community Relations, Chesterfield County

Perry Morgan
Executive Director, Landmark Communications

William E. Westbrook Jr.
Founder, Westbrook Advertising

1997 Award Recipients

John B. Adams
CEO, Martin Agency

J. Stewart Bryan III
CEO, Media General

Forrest M. Landon
Editor, Roanoke Times

Joseph E. Nettles (posthumous)
Reporter, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Richard T. Robertson
President, Warner Brothers Domestic Television Distribution

1996 Award Recipients

Norman G. Beatty, APR
Vice President, Colonial Williamsburg

Tim Finnegan
Founder, Tim Finnegan Advertising

Ann Cottrell Free
Washington correspondent, New York Herald Tribune, Newsweek and Chicago Sun Times

Tom Mitchell
Radio personality, WANT-AM; Richmond stringer, JET

1995 Award Recipients

Melville Carico
Reporter, Roanoke Times

John F. Daffron (posthumous)
Reporter, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Mike Hughes
Creative Director and copywriter, Martin Agency

Josiah P. Rowe III
General Manager and Co-publisher, Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

H. Donald Winkler
Public Relations educator, Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and Longwood College

1994 Award Recipients

John Leard
Vice President, Richmond Newspaper; awarded the Pulitzer Fellowship to South Africa

Lathan Mims
Editor and General Manager, Harrisonburg Daily News-Record

A. Prescott Rowe, APR
Chairman of the Board, Central Virginia Educational Television

Willard Scott
Weather reporter, Washington WRC-TV and NBC’s “Today Show”

Ken Tomlinson
Reporter, Richmond Times-Dispatch; Director of Voice of America

1993 Award Recipients

Myrtle Barnes
Managing Editor, Newport News Times-Herald and Newport News Daily Press

George Bowles (posthumous)
Political columnist, Charlottesville Daily Progress

Spencer Christian
Reporter, WWBT-TV; Weather reporter, ABC News

Earl Hamner
Writer, Richmond WMBG

Bill Poole
General Manager, Fredericksburg WFLS

1992 Award Recipients

Joseph F. Awad, APR
Director of Public Relations, Reynolds Metals Company

Thomas P. Chisman
Founder, Peninsula Broadcasting Corporation

Paul Duke
Journalist, The Associated Press

Alf Goodykoontz
Executive Director, Richmond Times-Dispatch and Richmond News Leader

Rosser Reeves (posthumous)
Advertising Manager, Morris Plan Book of Virginia

David Manning White
Journalism educator, Virginia Commonwealth University

1991 Award Recipients

Russell Baker
Columnist, New York Times; twice won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary

William Kearney
Broadcasting educator, Hampton University

Edwin O. Meyer
Executive Manager, Virginia Press Association

Helen Hill Miller
Washington correspondent, Newsweek; Editor, New Republic

Laurence Richardson
Owner, Charlottesville Broadcast Corporation

1990 Award Recipients

James K. Batten
Executive Director, Charlotte Observer

George Crutchfield
Journalism educator, Virginia Commonwealth University

Guy Friddell
Columnist, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk Ledger-Star and Richmond News Leader

Beverly Lawler
Founder, Public Relations Institute, Virginia’s first public relations firm

Donald B. McCammond, APR
First Virginia President, Public Relations Society of America

1989 Award Recipients

Alden Aaroe
Radio personality, WRVA

Ann Compton
News anchor, WDBJ-TV; White House correspondent, ABC News

James J. Kilpatrick
Reporter and syndicated columnist, Richmond News Leader

Charles Rowe
Co-publisher and editor, Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

George Stoddart (posthumous)
Press Secretary for Lt. Gov. Charles S. Robb; Public Relations, Circuit City

1988 Award Recipients

Frank Batten
Publisher, Norfolk Newspapers; Chairman of the Board, The Associated Press

John Harkrader
President and General Manager, WDBJ-TV

Carter O. Lowance
Reporter, The Associated Press

Charles McDowell
Washington correspondent and columnist, Richmond Times-Dispatch

O.W. “Tom” Riegel
Journalism educator, Washington and Lee University

1987 Award Recipients

D. Tennant Bryan
President, Richmond Newspapers

James H. Latimer
Political reporter, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Jeffrey K. MacNelly
Political cartoonist, Richmond News Leader; twice won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartoonist

David N. Martin
Founder, Martin Agency

Lois Watkins
Owner, Hanover Herald-Progress

1986 Award Recipients

Edmund C. Arnold
Creator, Arnold’s Ancient Axioms of newspaper design

James N. Cargill (posthumous)
Founder, Cargill, Wilson and Acree Adverting

Lenoir Chambers (posthumous)
Editor, Norfolk Virginian-Pilot; Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing

Virginius Dabney
Editor, Richmond Times-Dispatch; Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing

Douglas Southall Freeman (posthumous)
Editor, Richmond News Leader

Donald J. Gonzales, APR
Correspondent, United Press International; Head of Public Relations, Colonial Williamsburg

Harry M. Jacobs Jr.
President, Martin Agency

John Mitchell (posthumous)
Editor, Richmond Planet

Roger Mudd
Emmy Award-winning journalist; reporter, Richmond News Leader; News Director, WRNL radio

John Tansey
Broadcaster, WRVA radio

Tom Wolfe
Leading proponent of “new journalism”