The Radio Television Digital News Association has announced the following presenters for the 2022 Edward R. Murrow Awards Gala (appearances subject to change):


Laura Barrón-López, PBS

Laura Barrón-López – White House Correspondent, PBS NewsHour 

Laura Barrón-López is the White House Correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, where she covers the Biden administration for the nightly news broadcast. She is also a CNN political analyst.

Previously, Barrón-López was a White House reporter for POLITICO. In her time covering the Biden administration for POLITICO, she focused on the power dynamics between the White House and Capitol Hill, covering the president’s agenda on gun violence, immigration, voting rights, infrastructure and more. Barrón-López previously covered the 2020 presidential election for POLITICO as a national political reporter, focusing on voter demographics, and policy shifts within the Democratic Party.

Barrón-López previously led 2018 coverage of the Democratic Party for the Washington Examiner. Before that, Barrón-López covered Congress for HuffPost, focusing on climate change, criminal justice reform, and coal miner pensions, among other policy debates in the Senate and House.

Early in her career, she covered energy and environment policy for The Hill. Her work has been published in The Oregonian, OC Register, E&E Publishing, and Roll Call. Barrón-López earned a bachelor’s degree from California State University, Fullerton.


Omar Jimenez, CNN

Omar JimenezCorrespondent, CNN

Since starting as a correspondent in 2019, Jimenez has helped lead CNN’s coverage on numerous national and international stories including: the murder of George Floyd, the first major COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the sudden death of Kobe Bryant, and more.

While in Minneapolis covering protests after George Floyd’s death, he and his team were handcuffed and detained live on air by Minnesota State Patrol. His team was held for a little over an hour before they were released and could return back to coverage. Over the ensuing months, he helped lead the network’s coverage in both the trial and conviction of the former officer found responsible for murdering Floyd.

Throughout his time as a correspondent, Jimenez also helped cover the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, both economic and medical, from some of the hardest hit areas of the United States including from inside emergency rooms, jails, and numerous city hotspots.

Jimenez started with CNN in 2017 for the network’s affiliate service, CNN Newsource, based in Washington, D.C. While there, he covered breaking news stories for CNN’s more than 900 affiliates nationwide reporting both in the United States and internationally in France and Mexico.

Among his work at Newsource: He reported from the ground in Paris in the aftermath of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire; from Las Vegas just hours after the mass shooting there, the deadliest in modern American history; and from Florida and Texas during the 2017 hurricanes that became part of CNN’s Emmy-nominated coverage.

Jimenez won his first National News & Documentary Emmy Award in 2021 for his work covering the death of George Floyd.

Prior to joining CNN, Jimenez worked for WBAL-TV in Baltimore, Maryland where he was a reporter and fill-in anchor. While there, he received an individual Emmy nomination for general assignment reporting.

He covered the trials for the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, was the lead story on the station’s Emmy award-winning special on opioids, and published pieces on opioid influence in Maryland and the fight against child sex trafficking across the state.

Jimenez began his on-air career as a multimedia journalist for WGEM- TV in Quincy, IL, where he covered a wide variety of stories, including the business behind the local methamphetamine trade at the time.

He graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he also played on the varsity men’s basketball team.


Quil Lawrence, NPR News

Quil Lawrence – Correspondent, NPR News 

Quil Lawrence is a New York-based correspondent for NPR News, covering veterans’ issues nationwide. He won a Robert F. Kennedy Award for his coverage of American veterans and a Gracie Award for coverage of female combat veterans. In 2019 Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America honored Quil with its IAVA Salutes Award for Leadership in Journalism.

Lawrence started his career in radio by interviewing con men in Tangier, Morocco. He then moved to Bogota, Colombia, and covered Latin America for NPR, the BBC, and The LA Times.

In the Spring of 2000, a Pew Fellowship sponsored his first trips to Iraq — that reporting experience eventually built the foundation for his first book, Invisible Nation: How the Kurds’ Quest for Statehood is Shaping Iraq and the Middle East (Bloomsbury, 2009).

Lawrence has reported from throughout the Arab world and from Sudan, Cuba, Pakistan, Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank. He covered Iraq and Afghanistan for twelve years, serving as NPR’s Bureau Chief in Baghdad and Kabul. He covered the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the invasion of Iraq in 2003, the second battle of Fallujah in 2004, as well as politics, culture, and war in both countries.

In 2012, Lawrence returned to the U.S. to cover the millions of men and women who have served at war, both recently and in past generations. NPR is possibly unique among major news organizations in dedicating a full-time correspondent to veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

A native of Maine, Lawrence studied history at Brandeis University, with concentrations in the Middle East and Latin America. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Arabic.


Michelle Miller, CBS News

Michelle Miller – Co-Host, CBS Saturday Morning 

Michelle Miller is a co-host of “CBS Saturday Morning.” Her work regularly appears on “CBS Mornings,” “CBS Sunday Morning” and the “CBS Evening News.” She also files reports for “48 Hours” and anchors Discovery’s “48 Hours on ID” and “Hard Evidence.”

Since joining CBS News in 2004, Miller has reported on stories of national and international importance. From presidential elections to the climate crisis, her area of coverage is wide-ranging, but her reporting around social justice has been particularly groundbreaking. From her coverage of the killings of George Floyd, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, the Emanuel 9 Massacre in Charleston, to sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, Russell Simmons and Harvey Weinstein, Miller has been at the forefront of CBS News’ coverage of the protest movement involving these issues.

She was the first CBS News correspondent on the ground at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and followed the movement to change the nations gun laws, including the March for Our Lives protests. Her coverage has also extended overseas to the refugee crisis in the Middle East, the celebration and life of Nelson Mandela, and the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Miller’s reporting has earned her several prestigious journalism awards including an Emmy for her series of reports on the National Guard’s Youth Challenge Academy, an Edward R Murrow for her coverage of a day care center stand-off in New Orleans, and she was part of the Alfred I. duPont – Columbia Award winning team for coverage the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting. In 2019, Miller won a Gracie award for her reporting on the hidden world of sex trafficking in “48 Hours: Live to Tell: Trafficked.”

She’s also earned a Salute to Excellence Award from NABJ and was voted Woman of the Year by the National Sports Foundation. In 2014, TV Week named Miller as one of the “12 to watch in TV news.”

Miller has interviewed global leaders, politicians, artists and celebrities, including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai, Beyoncé, Tiffany Haddish, John Goodman, Tony Bennett, James Earl Jones, Lenny Kravitz, LL COOL J, Carlos Santana, Denzel Washington and violinist Yo-Yo Ma.

Her career in broadcast and print journalism includes work at the Los Angeles Times; the Star Tribune in Minneapolis; CBS affiliate WWL-TV in New Orleans; WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina; the Orange County News channel; and ABC News “Nightline” in Washington, D.C. Miller also taught journalism and mass communication courses at Dillard University in New Orleans.

In addition to her co-hosting and reporting duties, Miller is a board member for the School of American Ballet, the Greater New York Chapter of the Links, Inc. and a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Initiative for the United Way of New Orleans. She has served on the March of Dimes National Communications Advisory Council.

Previously, Miller served as vice president of the YWCA of Greater New Orleans and president of both the Black Journalists Association of Southern California and the New Orleans Association of Black Journalists. She is also a former member of the Board of Advisors at Hampton University’s Scripps Howard School of Journalism.

Miller has participated in the Poynter Institute, was a Hitesman Lecturer at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication, the Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference at the Harvard Business School and a guest speaker for the National Model UN Program. She has lectured at several colleges including Drew University, Howard University, Wellesley College, Stony Brook University, Southern University at New Orleans and Loyola University. She was the commencement speaker at Tennessee State University and St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York, where she received an honorary degree.

Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Howard University and studied abroad in Kenya and Tanzania. Miller also holds a master’s degree in urban studies from the University of New Orleans.

Miller is married with three children.


Rachel Scott, ABC News

Rachel Scott – Congressional Correspondent, ABC News

Rachel Scott is the Congressional Correspondent reporting from Capitol Hill across all ABC News programs and platforms, including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” “20/20,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” ABC News Live, ABC News.com, and ABC Audio.

Most recently, Scott reported from Georgia on the historic Senate runoff elections between Senator Jon Ossoff and former Senator David Perdue, along with Senator Raphael Warnock and former Senator Kelly Loeffler. Scott also covered the unprecedented insurrection on Capitol Hill in Washington in early January 2021. She reported on the disparity in some law enforcement responses to the mob at the Capitol compared to the notably more violent reactions to the Black Lives Matter protests in the summer of 2020.

Prior to this, Scott was a White House Correspondent and D.C. Correspondent. In 2020, Scott provided extensive on the ground coverage of the nationwide protests over police brutality and the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on communities of color. As the nation experienced a racial reckoning, Scott was on the frontlines of the protests in Washington providing weeks of live coverage and reporting on one of its most controversial moments when former President Trump’s press event at St. John’s Church created a clash between police and peaceful protestors.

Scott’s reporting appeared in the ABC News’ primetime special ‘Juneteenth: A Celebration of Overcoming’ and in the special report covering the private service and celebration of life for George Floyd.

Additionally, on the presidential campaign trail in 2020, Scott traveled thousands of miles touring the country to cover both the Democratic Party primary and the Trump campaign often in the same week.

In November 2019, Scott interviewed Senator Bernie Sanders and surrogate Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a joint network exclusive sit down in Iowa.

Scott has been an essential part of the news division’s reporting on the Trump administration, covering both of President Trump’s impeachment trials and interviewing Vice President Mike Pence hours before the first final impeachment vote in the House.


Katy Tur, MSNBC

Katy Tur – Anchor,  MSNBC

Katy Tur anchors “Katy Tur Reports” weekdays at 2 p.m. ET. A dogged journalist, Tur emerged as a breakout broadcaster in 2016 while covering the entirety of the Trump campaign across all platforms for NBC News and MSNBC.

Tur is a New York Times bestselling author of “Rough Draft: A Memoir,” released June 2022, and “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History” in September 2017.

Tur is known for her resolute reporting style and for her determination to chase the facts. She has also earned a reputation for holding government officials accountable for their statements, accusations, and actions.

In her 18 months covering the 2016 presidential election, Tur conducted multiple in-depth interviews with then-candidate Donald Trump from his campaign headquarters. While on the road, she set foot in over 40 states and logged nearly 4,000 live television appearances. In 2017, Tur received the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism for her reporting on the election.

Prior to joining the 2016 political team, Tur was a foreign correspondent based in London for NBC News. She joined the network in 2012 and was initially based in New York. Before that Tur reported for WNBC, The Weather Channel, WPIX and News12 Brooklyn.

A native of Los Angeles and graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara, Tur now lives in NYC with her husband and children.

Follow Tur on Twitter at @KatyTurNBC.

Presenters

Updated on 2022-09-26T20:32:04+00:00, by murrownews.