Elisabeth Bumiller, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, will be honored with the National Press Foundation’s Chairman’s Citation award on Feb. 13.
Kathy Gest, chair of NPF’s board of directors, said: “This year’s Chairman’s Citation goes to Elisabeth Bumiller, Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, who has led the paper’s Washington coverage during a period of increasing challenges for journalism. Despite frequent jabs from the president of the United States at both the paper and individual staff members, the Times’ talented Washington bureau staff, under Bumiller’s leadership, has generated insightful and courageous coverage of the function and dysfunction of government. Since Donald Trump’s arrival in Washington, the bureau has produced story after leading-edge story detailing the investigations, charges, shakeups and general disorder that have characterized the new administration. Bumiller has been in the center of it all in what Times’ editor Dean Baquet has described as ‘the newsiest place at the New York Times.’ ”
The recipient of the Chairman’s Citation is selected at the sole discretion of the NPF chairman. It confers recognition on individuals whose accomplishments fall outside the traditional categories of excellence. The award is presented at the annual Awards Dinner. Applications are not accepted for this award.