WASHINGTON�Charlie Rose is joining the ranks of Chris Wallace, Dan Rather, Peter Jennings and Edward R. Murrow as a recipient of the Radio Television Digital News Association�s Paul White Award. Recognizing a lifetime of achievement and service to electronic journalism, Rose will receive the award during the �Excellence in Journalism 2016� event in September.
Rose is the co-host of �CBS This Morning� and a contributor to �60 Minutes.� He also serves as the executive producer and host of �Charlie Rose� on PBS and Bloomberg Television. Rose has also been honored with Emmy and Peabody Awards, the Legion d�honneur, and the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 2014 he was named to Times� list of 100 Most Influential People in the world.
�Charlie Rose is a consummate interviewer, a gifted storyteller and an exemplary broadcast journalist,� said Kathy Walker, chair of RTDNA.
Named for the first news director at CBS, RTDNA has been handing out the Paul White Award since 1956.
The �Excellence in Journalism 2016� ceremony will take place on Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. CT at the Sheraton New Orleans.