Charlie Rose Named Recipient of 2014 National Press Club Fourth Estate Award
NPC's Honor one of the Most Prestigious Awards in American Journalism
Charlie Rose, acclaimed broadcast journalist and interviewer, has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Fourth Estate Award, the National Press Club's most-honored prize.
Rose will receive the award later this year at a gala dinner in Washington, D.C. He is the 42nd recipient of the Fourth Estate Award, which recognizes a journalist who has made significant contributions to the field through a lifetime of excellence.
"Charlie Rose, through his timely and incisive interviews of leaders from all walks of life, consistently sets the highest standards of journalism," said National Press Club president Myron Belkind. "We are honored to recognize his achievements by bestowing the Fourth Estate Award on him this year."
Each weeknight, Rose hosts the program "Charlie Rose" on PBS television stations across the United States. He also co-anchors "CBS This Morning" and is a contributing correspondent to "60 Minutes." Rose is hailed as one of America's premier interviewers, hosting international political figures, entertainers, artists, athletes, and business leaders. He creates programs that introduce new people, explore fresh ideas and illuminate difficult issues. He was made a Knight of the French Legion of Honor in 2010, has won numerous awards from the scientific and journalism communities, and received many honorary degrees.
"Few things are as meaningful as the judgment of your peers," said Rose. "For that reason and more, I am deeply honored to join a much-admired list of journalists who've received the National Press Club's Fourth Estate Award. Television is a collaborative medium and for every good thing that happens to me professionally, there are hundreds of people who make it possible."
Rose was born in Henderson, North Carolina, and graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in History and a J.D. from the School of Law. He is a frequent moderator at global forums around the world. He lives in New York City and Bellport, Long Island.
The Fourth Estate Award is the highest honor bestowed on a journalist by the National Press Club. Previous winners include Andrea Mitchell, Bob Woodward, Jim Lehrer, Walter Cronkite, Christiane Amanpour and David Broder. Belkind said the selection of Rose is in keeping with that tradition of honoring excellence.
The dinner is a fundraiser for the NPC's National Journalism Institute, the Club's non-profit arm, which provides professional development and training services to the journalism community, and scholarships to aspiring journalists.