Governors Award

For recognition of achievements by individuals, organizations or companies which do not fall within the structure of the Chapter’s regular Area Awards. Historically, Board of Governors Awards are for truly outstanding and unique accomplishments or for achievements of some duration and durability.

This award can be given to an individual, a company or an organization for outstanding achievement in the arts, sciences or management of television which is either of a cumulative nature or so extraordinary and universal in nature as to be beyond the realm of the awards presented in the categories of achievement.

This is the highest award of the chapter.

  • 2016 – The Weather Channel
  • 2015 – Ian Feinberg
  • 2011 – Gene McHugh
  • 2010 – Georgia Public Broadcasting
  • 2009 – Andrew Young
  • 2008 – Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
  • 2007 – Monica Pearson
  • 2006 – Terence F. McGuirk
  • 2005 – Jesse Crawford and Crawford Communications
  • 2004 – Greg Stone
  • 2003 – Mississippi Public Broadcasting
  • 2002 – Dan Darling
  • 2001 – WXIA –TV 11 Alive
  • 2000 – Ted Turner
  • 1999 – WAGA-TV
  • 1998 – The Cox Family
  • 1996 – Herman Ramsey
  • 1995 – Darryl Cohen
  • 1994 – Richard Ottinger
  • 1993 – Jim Kitchell
  • 1991 – CNN
  • 1990 – Burt Reinhardt, CNN
  • 1986 – Eugene B. Wright
  • 1985 – Zeke Segal
  • 1983 – Jeff Davidson, President of Gannett Broadcasting Group
  • 1982 – Ted Turner and Scientific Atlanta
  • 1981 – Marcus Bartlett
  • 1980 – Paul Raymon, General Manager WAGA