Dem Donor and Obama Pal Gayle King to Receive Walter Cronkite Award for Journalism

Scott Whitlock | September 13, 2022
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[See NewsBusters for more.] Gayle King, who has a history of Democratic donations, who vacationed with the Obamas, will be receiving the 39th Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. On Tuesday, her CBS Mornings co-hosts announced the prize, to be given out by Arizona State University. Skipping over her lobbying for Democrats, ASU said in a statement: “Her approach to covering important events and interviewing politicians, leaders and celebrities is unparalleled. It’s an honor to present Gayle with this prestigious award.” 

On CBS Mornings, reporter Nancy Chen cheered, “Every year Arizona State University gives out a prestigious honor in honor in memory of legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite. Now, you may recognize this year’s nominee. We can announce this morning it’s none other than our very own Gayle King!” The ASU statement hyped her connections to the Obama family: “King’s notable interviews have included... former President Barack Obama; former First Lady Michelle Obama and her mother, Marian Robinson.” 

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