National Press Club

Charlie Rose to accept Fourth Estate Award, the Club's top honor, at dinner Sept. 13

May 14, 2014 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Charlie Rose, recipient of the 2014 National Press Club Fourth Estate Award

Charlie Rose, recipient of the 2014 National Press Club Fourth Estate Award

Charlie Rose, acclaimed broadcast journalist and interviewer, will accept the National Press Club’s most-honored prize, the Fourth Estate Award, at a gala dinner at the Club on Saturday, Sept. 13.

Rose, one of the most noted interviewers of his era, is the 42nd recipient of the award, which recognizes a journalist who has made significant contributions to the field.

“Charlie Rose consistently sets the highest standards of journalism through his timely and incisive interviews of leaders from all walks of life,” said National Press Club President Myron Belkind. “We are honored to bestow the Fourth Estate award on him this year in recognition of his truly remarkable achievements.”

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 complicated topics.

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, N.C., and graduated from Duke University with a B.A. in History and a J.D. from the Duke University School of Law. He is a frequent moderator at global forums. 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 Sept. 13 dinner is a fundraiser for the National Press Club Journalism Institute, the Club’s non-profit affiliate, which provides professional development and training services to the journalism community and scholarships to aspiring journalists.

"As a journalist, a broadcaster and an individual, Charlie Rose embodies the values we celebrate at the Fourth Estate Awards dinner," said Barbara Cochran, president of the National Press Club Journalism Institute.

"Charlie spent time in Washington earlier in his career and it will be a pleasure to welcome him back to the city where he has so many friends."

For more information about the Fourth Estate Award, click here.

For questions, contact Julie Schoo, jschoo@press.org or 202-662-7507.