Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism

The National Press Foundation received a generous bequest from the late Sol Taishoff, founder and editor of Broadcasting Magazine and a veteran of electronic journalism. The foundation created this prestigious award for distinguished service to broadcast journalism, whether during a lifetime of service or during an exceptional year’s work.

The Taishoff Award is given to a U.S.-based broadcaster for a body of quality work in video or audio journalism that represents the highest standards of journalism. The award may recognize an individual’s accomplishment in field reporting, producing, writing or work at the anchor desk. Applications for this award are accepted; members of the awards committee can also make nominations. The award and a cash prize of $5,000 will be presented at the NPF Annual Awards Dinner.

Fox News chief political anchor Bret Baier has been selected as winner of the 2017 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

The Taishoff award is the National Press Foundation’s highest honor for a broadcast journalist. Baier is anchor and executive editor of “Special Report with Bret Baier” in addition to his role as the network’s chief political anchor.

Prior to his anchor role, Baier was Fox News’ chief White House correspondent and national security correspondent. He joined the network in 1998 as the first reporter in the Atlanta bureau. Before joining FNC, Baier worked for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina; WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois; and WJWJ-TV in Beaufort, South Carolina. He is the author of three books: “Three Days in January,” “Special Heart: A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love” and “Three Days in Moscow,” which will be published in May.