Boston (August 11, 2023) - Boston public media producer GBH was honored with three Salute to Excellence Awards by The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) at the NABJ conference in Birmingham, Alabama, last week, recognizing outstanding work in journalism and communications covering the Black experience and addressing issues affecting the Black community.
GBH was recognized for an episode of Basic Black, the longest-running program on public television focusing on the interests of people of color, and for an in-depth program from FRONTLINE, the national investigative journalism program produced at GBH. GBH host and journalist Callie Crossley was also honored for her signature commentaries on GBH News.
"The exemplary journalism celebrated by the prestigious NABJ awards builds on GBH's long-standing commitment to exploring the Black experience in America," said Susan Goldberg, President and CEO of GBH. "Congratulations to the GBH News and FRONTLINE journalists who produced this work, and thank you to the NABJ for the tremendous honors."
GBH received the following awards at the ceremony on Saturday, August 5:
- FRONTLINE was honored in the "Television - Top 15 Markets: Documentary" category for Police on Trial, a collaboration with the Star Tribune on struggles for police accountability and reform in Minneapolis in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. The award recognized FRONTLINE and Star Tribune staff and filmmakers Mike Shum, Marcia Robiou and Libor Jany.
"Basic Black" was honored in the "Top 15 Markets: Public Affairs: Interview/Discussion" category for the episode "Basic Black: Natural Hair Glory/The CROWN Act," exploring legislation to protect against hair discrimination. The award recognized Executive Producer Delores Edwards, Guest Host Kristen L. Pope, Associate Producer Kenrick Mercado, Director Bill Francis and Editor Jack Doyle.
- GBH News host and journalist Callie Crossley was honored in the "Radio - Top 15 Markets: Commentary category for her commentaries heard each Monday morning on 89.7 FM in Greater Boston and available online at www.gbhnews.org.
GBH is the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America. As the largest producer of content for PBS and partner to NPR and PRX, GBH delivers compelling experiences, stories and information to audiences wherever they are. GBH produces digital and broadcast programming that engages, illuminates and inspires, through drama and science, history, arts, culture and journalism. It is the creator of such signature programs as MASTERPIECE, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW, FRONTLINE, NOVA, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, Arthur and Molly of Denali and a catalog of streaming series, podcasts and on-demand video. GBH’s television channels include GBH 2, GBH 44, GBH Kids and national services WORLD and Create. With studios and a newsroom headquartered in Boston, GBH reaches across New England with GBH 89.7, Boston’s Local NPR; CRB Classical 99.5; and CAI, the Cape and Islands NPR station. Dedicated to making media accessible to and inclusive of our diverse culture, GBH is a pioneer in delivering media to those who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired. GBH creates curriculum-based digital content for educators nationwide with PBS LearningMedia and has been recognized with hundreds of the nation’s premier broadcast, digital and journalism awards. Find more information at gbh.org.