Television news veteran Ted Koppel recently received a unique, custom Bennett recognition award from Washington State University (WSU). WSU commissioned Bennett Awards to create a new custom awards design for their 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award for Lifetime Achievement in Broadcast Journalism. Koppel received this custom achievement award at the 37th Edward R. Murrow Symposium, held September 23, 2011, at the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum on the WSU Pullman campus. Koppel also presented the keynote address at this symposium.
Bennett Awards worked collaboratively with WSU to create a new custom trophy design for this prestigious achievement award. The custom awards design features a sculpture award in the shape of vintage broadcast microphone. At the top of the microphone is the signature of Edward R. Murrow. The sculpture trophy was cast in bronze, and mounted on a black marble base with customized, gold-filled engraving of the award name, year of presentation, recipient name, award purpose, and presenting organization.
Koppel is a 43-year veteran of ABC news, and is best known for his work as the anchor of ABC’s Nightline series. Koppel has won every major American broadcast industry honor, including 41 Emmy Awards, eight George Foster Peabody Awards, 10 duPont-Columbia Awards, 10 Overseas Press Club Awards, two George Polk Awards, and two Sigma Delta Chi Awards.