WaPo’s Martin Baron to Keynote 2019 Awards Dinner

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by Patricia Kranz

Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, will be the keynote speaker at the OPC’s 80th Anniversary Awards Dinner on April 18, 2019.

The evening’s awards presenter will be Lester Holt, Anchor NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC.

Baron is one of the top editors in American journalism. Newsrooms under his leadership have won 14 Pulitzer Prizes, including seven at the Post. Reporters from the Post have also won several OPC awards, including the first Kim Wall Award this spring for their 2017 work “Occupied, ” an immersive series that transports readers into the worlds of three Palestinians.

The dinner will be held at Cipriani 25 Broadway. The board of governors is seeking help from members in selling corporate tables at the dinner. Revenue from the dinner helps fund OPC services such as free photo press ID cards for members, training programs and freelancer support. Table prices range from $10,000 to $25,000.

If you know of companies that may be interested in buying a table, please send contact information to Sarah Lubman, chair of the Awards Dinner Committee, at slubman@brunswickgroup.com or Patricia Kranz, OPC executive director, at patricia@opcofamerica.org.