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Robert Siegel, NPR Host, Receives Bennett Custom Award

Robert Siegel, the recently retired senior host of NPR’s All Things Considered, received a Bennett custom award as the 2018 recipient of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communications Lifetime Achievement Award. The Edward R. Murrow Award honors recipients who have a demonstrated commitment to excellence that exemplifies the career of Edward R. Murrow. The men and women who are named as Murrow Award winners are those who will be remembered as the pillars of the communication industry.

Since 1987, Siegel has been the senior host of NPR’s award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With over 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country’s most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reports on stories and happenings all over the globe. As a host, Siegel has reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. Siegel retired from this role in January of 2018.


In 2011, Bennett Awards worked with the award sponsor, Washington State University, to create a new custom award design for this prestigious recognition award. This unique award design is based on a sculpture in the shape of vintage broadcast microphone, similar to the microphone used by Edward R. Murrow. The signature of Edward R. Murrow is engraved into the top of the microphone. This custom sculpture is cast in bronze, and mounted on a black marble base with personalized gold-fill engraving of the award name, year of presentation, recipient name, award purpose, and presenting organization.

Siegel received his award at the 43rd Murrow Symposium, held Monday, March 26, at Washington State University.