Hampton, Va – Tony Brown, university dean emeritus and professor of the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, will be inducted into The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) 2015-2016 Hall of Fame. The inductees were announced today and the induction ceremony will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC on Dec. 16 as part of NABJ’s 40th Anniversary Gala.
Brown, “Television’s Civil Rights Crusader,” as Black Enterprise magazine designated him, is a broadcast journalism legend, producer and host of “Tony Brown’s Journal,” the longest-running national Black-affairs TV series in history.
He is also the founding dean, as well as professor, of the School of Communications at Howard University, where he established a highly distinguished academic and professional record. In 2012, Brown was inducted into the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Hall of Fame at Hampton University.
His first media position was with the Detroit edition of the national Pittsburgh Courier newspaper chain, a foundation cornerstone of the Black Press, as a reporter and columnist in the early 1960s.
This widely recognized out-of-the-box thinker was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences’ prestigious Silver Circle in 2002. With this honor, he joined such television icons as Walter Cronkite who “have made enduring contributions to the vitality of the television industry and set the highest standards of achievement for all to emulate.” In conjunction with Black History Month, February 2016, this historically distinguished journalist and best-selling author will publish his latest book.