Earlier this week Community Advocates, in conjunction with the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, the Greater Los Angeles Press Club, KPCC 89.3 FM and KCRW, honored LA’s three finest broadcast journalists: Warren Olney, Patt Morrison and Larry Mantle. The three pillars of Los Angeles news had never before appeared on a program together.
They received the inaugural Bill Stout Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism named in memory of the groundbreaking television journalist who graced the Los Angeles airwaves for decades. The awards were presented by distinguished Angelenos: former Mayor Richard J. Riordan, Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky and former Times’ editor Bill Boyarsky.
Following the presentations, Morrison, Mantle and Olney participated in a panel discussion on the future of broadcast journalism moderated by USC Annenberg School of Journalism professor, Marc Cooper.
The entire proceedings will be on-line shortly.