Join 600 media luminaries to celebrate a single powerful idea: Quality journalism makes a difference in the lives of people everywhere.

Awards Dinner Program

Nov. 7, 2013 | 6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Master of Ceremonies

Wolf Blitzer is CNN’s lead political anchor and the anchor of “The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer,” CNN’s political news program that provides up-to-the minute coverage of the day’s events. The program celebrated its eighth anniversary in August 2013. Blitzer has been with the network for more than 20 years. He has led CNN’s election coverage throughout “America’s Choice 2012,” serving as lead anchor on key nights, including election night and moderating three Republican presidential debates. More


Keynote Speaker

Nicholas Kristof is a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for The New York Times and one of the nation’s leading voices against poverty, social injustice and human rights abuses around the globe. Through his columns, he has pricked the conscience of the nation on issues ranging from child mortality to war. He was among the first to raise doubts about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, among the first to warn that the U.S. was losing ground to the Taliban in Afghanistan, and he played a singular role in focusing international attention on the brutal genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan. More


Excellence in International Reporting Award Winner

As chief foreign correspondent of NBC News, Richard Engel is widely regarded as one of the most authoritative journalists to cover the Middle East. His on-the-scene reports from Egypt, Libya and Syria have brought his audiences unparalleled coverage of a region in tumult. Engel’s reports appear on all platforms of NBC News, including “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” “Rock Center With Brian Williams,” “Dateline,” MSNBC and NBCNews.com. More


Knight International Journalism Award Winners

Roman Anin is an investigative reporter who has shed light on Russia’s rampant corruption and demonstrated how it reaches far beyond the country’s borders. He began his career in 2006 as a sports writer for the daily Novaya Gazeta but was soon moved to the newspaper’s investigative unit, where he uncovered scandal after scandal. His reports have revealed corruption and cronyism in the military, politics and business, including construction contracts for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. More

Umar Cheema has set a new standard for courage and quality journalism in Pakistan, a country where reporters are routinely attacked and murdered. As a reporter for Pakistan’s largest English-language daily, The News, he has been a resolute force in investigative journalism for more than a decade. More