The award, which recognizes someone who has made a positive impact on the industry, will be presented on Thursday morning March 9th at W Hotel, Buckhead/Atlanta. Talbott was selected by last year's recipient, Chris Oliviero, who, like each year's honoree, is charged with naming the following year's recipient. In making the selection, Oliviero stated:
"Beginning last August, Talbott expanded her role to include oversight of iHeartMedia's Total Traffic & Weather Network (TTWN) and 24/7 News Network. Talbott oversees the operations of the newly configured Premiere Networks and lends her experience, relationships and knowledge to all three network teams."
The Ashwood Award was named in honor of the late Andrew Ashwood, VP and GM of FOX Sports Radio, who passed away on November 13, 2008 at 51. Andrew was remembered for his unwavering positive outlook on work and on life. Past honorees have included TSBC co-presenter, Gabe Hobbs, Rick Scott, Bruce Gilbert, Jim Farley, Glenn Beck, Kraig Kitchin and Oliviero.