Martha Raddatz of ABC News Wins Taishoff Award

Raddatz Honored for National Security Reporting

Martha Raddatz, chief global affairs correspondent for ABC News and co-anchor of “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” has been chosen to receive the 2016 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.

Raddatz has covered national security, foreign policy and politics for decades – reporting from the Pentagon, the State Department, the White House and conflict zones around the world. She also moderated debates in the presidential primaries and general election.

martha-raddatzThe Taishoff Award is the National Press Foundation’s highest honor for a broadcast journalist. The NPF judges said: “Martha Raddatz is an intrepid correspondent who has excelled in reporting on complicated national security issues. She goes where the trouble is, leading by courageous example. During the recent campaign season, she co-moderated two primary debates and a presidential debate, keeping those discussions focused on the important issues facing voters. Martha’s body of work exemplifies the high standards embodied in the Sol Taishoff Award.”

Raddatz will receive the award at NPF’s annual journalism awards dinner on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington, D.C., along with other award winners. Learn more about the NPF dinner here.

The Taishoff family founded Broadcasting Magazine (now Broadcasting & Cable) and NPF created the Sol Taishoff Award in 1983 to honor Taishoff for his support of unrestricted speech for broadcast journalists. Previous recipients include Charlie Rose, George Stephanopoulos, Tim Russert, Andrea Mitchell, Gwen Ifill and more. The long line of distinguished winners is here.

The National Press Foundation is an independent nonprofit that is run by and for journalists. NPF’s sole mission is to educate practicing journalists about today’s most pressing issues and critical toolbox training.


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