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Journalist Charlie Rose to receive William Allen White National Citation award

Friday, October 14, 2016

LAWRENCE – Journalist Charlie Rose will receive the 2017 William Allen White Foundation National Citation, the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications has announced. The award comes from a vote of the trustees of the William Allen White Foundation and the KU School of Journalism and Mass Communications, which is named in honor of White.

Rose will accept the award on William Allen White Day, which is April 20, 2017, at the University of Kansas.

Charlie Rose is anchor and executive editor of “Charlie Rose,” the nightly one-hour program that engages in one-on-one conversations and round-table discussions, and the newly launched “Charlie Rose: The Week,” chronicling the best stories and interviews of the past seven days. He also co-anchors “CBS This Morning” and is a contributing correspondent to “60 Minutes.”

"The School of Journalism and Mass Communications is pleased to recognize Charlie Rose with the National Citation award. He joins a long list of highly respected journalists who have been honored by the school each year on William Allen White Day,” said Dean Ann Brill.

Since 1991, “Charlie Rose” has engaged America’s best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers in in-depth interviews and discussions.

“Charlie Rose” appears nightly on PBS and in prime time on Bloomberg Television in the United States and around the world. Rose’s programs have delved into personalities, ideas and issues of the day, including special series on science, education and Islam.

Rose has received many awards and honors, including France’s Legion d'honneur and the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 2014, he appeared on Time's list of the 100 Most Influential People in the world. Rose won both Emmy and Peabody awards for his September 2013 interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Charlie Rose was born in Henderson, North Carolina, and graduated from Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in history and a J.D. from the School of Law. He is a frequent moderator at global forums around the world. He lives in New York City and Bellport, Long Island.

The William Allen White Foundation was founded in 1945, one year after the Kansas Board of Regents established the William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications at KU. The William Allen White Foundation has been recognizing individuals for outstanding journalistic service since 1950, but the first National Citation medallions were awarded in 1970.

Other notable recipients of the William Allen White Foundation National Citation include Cokie Roberts, Leonard Pitts Jr., Paul Steiger, Gerald F. Seib, Candy Crowley, Seymour Hersh, John Carroll, Walter Cronkite, Arthur O. Sulzberger, Helen Thomas, Charles Kuralt, Bernard Shaw, Bob Woodward, Molly Ivins, Gordon Parks, Bob Dotson, Frank Deford and Gwen Ifill. A complete list of recipients is at www.journalism.ku.edu/waw-award-list