Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism

NBC News anchor Lester Holt has been selected as winner of the 2018 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism. Holt is the award-winning anchor of NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC.

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 Awards Dinner on Feb. 13, 2019.