The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) will present Richard Engel, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent, with the 2022 John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award for achievements in and contributions to the field of broadcast journalism.
“Richard Engel is on the front lines of history and helps to humanize the most important events in the world,” said RTDNA President and CEO Dan Shelley. “His work sets an important standard for journalism, and viewers around the world are better for it.”
Named for the founder and first president of RTDNA, the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award recognizes an individual’s contributions to the journalism profession and freedom of the press. Engel will be recognized during an awards ceremony and reception Sept. 15 at RTDNA22 in Indianapolis.
“Richard Engel regularly puts himself in harm’s way to show the world the dangerous reality of conflict zones,” said RTDNA Nominating Committee Chair Andrea Stahlman. “His courage and dedication are an inspiration to every journalist who seeks to report the truth, no matter how difficult it can be at times.”
Engel is widely regarded as one of America’s leading foreign correspondents for his coverage of wars, revolutions and political transitions around the world for over twenty years.
(Richard Engel announced that his son Henry, 6, has died. “Our beloved son Henry passed away. He had the softest blue eyes, an easy smile and a contagious giggle. We always surrounded him with love and he returned it, and so much more. Mary and Richard,” Engel wrote on Twitter.)