11.10.2009 02:54 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
RTNDA to honor Steve Kroft with highest honor

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTNDA) has named Steve Kroft the 2010 Paul White Award winner. Kroft, correspondent for “60 Minutes,” will receive the association's highest honor April 12 during the RTDNA convention in Las Vegas.

Kroft joined “60 Minutes” in 1989. In 1990, he was the first U.S. journalists to report in depth from Chernobyl, the contaminated site of a Soviet nuclear plant. In 1992, Kroft’s interview with presidential candidate Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton is cited as one of the defining moments of that election. In 2008, Kroft interviewed Barack and Michelle Obama in their first post-election interview. His reports from Pakistan in 2000 revealed that nation’s nuclear weapons program, political instability and its ties to Islamic militant groups.

"Steve Kroft's practice of our craft stands as a benchmark providing substance, depth, public service and thoughtful style,” said Ed Esposito, chairman of the committee that selects the Paul White winner.

RTDNA established the Paul White Award in 1956 to honor the broadcast news pioneer who served as the first news director at CBS. The award recognizes an individual’s lifetime contribution to electronic journalism.

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