By LUCAS SHAW
NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - The National Press Foundation
honored Fox News' Chris Wallace for broadcast excellence and
David Newhouse as editor of the year award for his oversight of
the Harrisburg Patriot-News' coverage of the Penn State sexual
Wallace will receive the Sol Taishoff Award for broadcast
excellence, an award "given to an active broadcaster for a body
of quality work in video or audio journalism," at the group's
annual awards dinner March 7.
Wallace is the host of "Fox News Sunday." He started his
broadcast career at NBC, where he stayed for 14 years before
moving on to ABC in 1989. Wallace joined Fox in 2003, the same
year Brit Hume won Fox its first award from the NPF.
Geneva Overholser, a veteran of several major newspapers
and now a journalism professor, resigned from the Foundation's
board in protest.
Last year's winner was NBC News' Andrea Mitchell.
Newhouse's award is named after former Washington Post
editor Ben Bradlee. The NPF cited Newhouse's oversight of Penn
State's sexual abuse scandal in naming him for the honor.
The newspaper, located in the Pennsylvania capital, broke
the story of Jerry Sandusky's allegedly illicit activities,
resulting in a criminal trial and the dismissal of legendary
coach Joe Paterno.
The NPF was established in 1976. The March awards dinner
will be its 29th annual such affair.
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