Library of American Broadcasting Foundation names 2022 “Giants of Broadcasting”


The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation will honor nine industry icons for lifetime achievement Nov. 15 at New York’s Gotham Hall during LABF’s Giants of Broadcasting & Electronic Arts annual awards ceremony. The event, to be hosted by ABC News’ “Nightline” co-anchor Juju Chang, will be produced for LABF by the International Radio and Television Society Foundation.

The Giants of Broadcasting celebration was created by LABF, a charity dedicated to preserving American broadcasting’s rich history. The event honors those creators, innovators, performers and journalists who have left an indelible mark on the field of electronic arts. Since the Giants’ inaugural event in 2003, LABF has recognized more than 200 industry leaders.

Proceeds from the luncheon support the work of LABF, which includes the Library of American Broadcasting, housed at the University of Maryland. LABF preserves and provides access to archives that highlight broadcasting’s profound influence on culture throughout the world. A portion of the luncheon proceeds will support the IRTS Foundation’s student training and diversity initiatives.

Information regarding purchasing tables, tickets and congratulatory ads is available here. The 2022 Giants of Broadcasting & Electronics Arts honorees are:

Julia Child (honored posthumously)
TV Chef Extraordinaire

Deb McDermott
CEO, Standard Media Group

Sean McManus
Chairman, CBS Sports

S. Epatha Merkerson
Emmy, Golden Globe, NAACP and SAG Award Winning Actress
Chicago Med, Law & Order

Bob Pittman

Adam Symson
President & CEO, E.W. Scripps Co.

Bayard “Bud” Walters
President, Cromwell Media

Pete Williams
Justice Correspondent (Retired), NBC News

Fareed Zakaria
CNN Anchor, Author, and Washington Post columnist