Previously, BLACK ENTERPRISE reported that PBS Newshour White House correspondent Yamiche Alcindor was awarded the Gwen Ifill for her outstanding work in journalism covering the Trump administration. Now, the network announced the political journalist is set to receive another high honor from the National Association for Black Journalists (NABJ) as their 2020 Journalist of the Year award.
“Thanks so much, NABJ and Newshour,” Alcindor wrote on her social media pages about the honor. “I feel so honored to be the 2020 NABJ Journalist of the Year.” “So many journalists are doing amazing work amid this election, pandemic, and racial reckoning. I am blessed to be recognized among them.”
She was named “Emerging Journalist of the Year” from the NABJ back in 2013. Earlier this year, Alcindor went viral on social media after becoming known for her tough questions to the Trump administration, garnering support from users who celebrate for her work covering politics, specifically the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s response to the public health crisis.
The virtual awards ceremony is set to take place on December 19 and will also be honoring Hall of Fame inductees and 2020 Special Honors recipients who include NAACP Image Award-winning actress Tichina Arnold and co-anchor of “ABC World News Now” and “America This Morning Kenneth Moton. During the ceremony, other awards will be given out including the Ida B. Wells Award to Kimberly Godwin, the Journalist of Distinction to Elaine Houston, and the Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award to Kevin Merida.