Friday, March 10, 2017

BFA Announces Quaal Award Winners

The Broadcasters Foundation of America is proud to announce the recipients of the 2017 Ward L. Quaal Leadership Awards and the Chairman’s Award. The Awards will be presented at the Foundation’s annual breakfast at 7:00AM, Wednesday, April 26 in the Brahms Room of the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas, during the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show.

The 2017 Ward L. Quaal Leadership Awards recipients are:
  • Harry Jessell, Editor and Co-Publisher, TVNewscheck and NetNewscheck
  • David Lougee, President, TEGNA Media
  • Diane Sutter, President & CEO, Shooting Star Broadcasting
  • John David, Executive Vice President of Radio, National Association of Broadcasters
  • Scott Knight & the Knight Family, President & CEO, Knight Media Group
  • Larry Patrick, Managing Partner, Patrick Communications
The Leadership Awards are given annually by the Broadcasters Foundation in recognition of career contributions to the broadcast industry and the community at large, and are named in honor of iconic broadcaster Ward L. Quaal.

In addition, William Duhamel, President, Duhamel Broadcasting Enterprises, will be honored with the 2017 Broadcasters Foundation of America Chairman’s Award for his numerous contributions to the broadcast industry and his community.

The breakfast is complimentary to all, although pre-registration is required. To register, or to obtain information on reserving a page in the Program Guide, please contact the Foundation at 212-373-8250 or

This year’s event is sponsored by Frank N. Magid Associates, Marketron, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the National Association of Media Brokers (NAMB), Nielsen, the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB), and the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB).

For more than 70 years, the Broadcasters Foundation has distributed millions of dollars to thousands of needy broadcasters and their families.  Individual donations can be made to the Guardian Fund, corporate contributions are accepted through the Angel Initiative, and bequests can be arranged through the Legacy Society.

To learn more or to donate, please contact the Broadcasters Foundation at 212-373-8250 or visit

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