The Press Club of Cleveland 2022 Journalism Hall of Fame Awards

This year's event will be a luncheon at

The City Club of Cleveland

November 16 beginning at 11:30. 

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The Press Club Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony returns after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. The Press Club will induct a fantastic class this year:

     Mary Kay Cabot of Plain Dealer

     Rick Jackson of ideastream

     Jim O'Bryan of The Lakewood Observer.

The 2022 Chuck Heaton Award winner is 
Monica Robins of WKYC.

The late Michael Heaton of The Plain Dealer/ will receive special recognition.

Ticket costs:

Press Club members $60

Non-members $70

Tables of 8 $560

Thanks to our Supporting Sponsor: Cleveland Browns



Congratulations to the 2019 Inductees to The Press Club of Cleveland's Journalism Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Carol Kovach, Bill Livingston, Lisa Lowry, Dick Peery, Andrea Wood, and Mark "Munch" Bishop. 

Please see the links below to the videos, and the program book.

The Press Club of Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame Program Book

Andrea Wood – Hall of Fame

Bill Livingston – Hall of Fame

Carol Kovach -- Hall of Fame

Dick Peery – Hall of Fame

Lisa Lowry – Hall of Fame

Mark "Munch" Bishop – Chuck Heaton Award

Congratulations to The Press Club of Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame Class of 2018 and Annual Chuck Heaton Award Winner


Harry Boomer, a 47-year broadcast veteran, is a senior reporter/anchor at WOIO Channel 19 and executive producer and host of CW 43 on WUAB Channel 43 in Cleveland. Harry is the longest-tenured, continuous on-air personality (28 years).  He is the president of the Greater Cleveland Association of Black Journalists, which was recognized as the NABJ 2016 Professional Chapter of The Year. In 2015, Harry was honored with the Silver Circle Award of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, a distinction given to those who have worked at least 25 years in television. He is a 2007 Broadcasters Hall of Fame inductee and a member of the HistoryMakers collection at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Harry, who has worked in both radio and TV, served on the board of the Ohio Associated Press, the Ohio Center for Broadcasting and the Continuing Education Committee at Cleveland State University. 




As editor of Cleveland Magazine since 2000, Steve Gleydura has been a leader in championing Cleveland and the people who call it home. From his earliest days at the helm of the award-winning magazine, he has guided the publication to embrace and deepen its mission of providing service to its readers -- be it large, franchise topics such as “Rating the Suburbs” and “Best of Cleveland” or shorter pieces that allow readers to see the city in a new way or learn something new. Steve does not cut corners nor allow those who work for him to do so. He is not only their boss, but a teacher who shares the care, accuracy and fairness required to be a good journalist. Steve isn’t about being sensational, he’s about telling compelling stories that stand on their own merits and make a difference. He is a longtime member and past president of the Press Club of Cleveland.




In 30-plus years as a visual journalist, David Kordalski has worked at papers large and small, always championing one goal: Serve reader needs first and foremost. He's currently the creative director for Crain's Cleveland Business and Crain's Detroit Business. Prior to that, he spent 16 years as the assistant managing editor/visuals for The Plain Dealer in his hometown of Cleveland, coaching the photo, graphics and design teams to equal footing in the newsroom — as well as a significant amount of peer recognition, including over 500 awards in the Society for News Design's international Best of News Design competition. The Plain Dealer appeared on SND's Top Ten Papers list over a dozen times and netted Best in Show honors in 2015.



Denise Polverine is digital director at WKYC TV 3and regional digital director at WKYC’s parent company, TEGNA, overseeing and working with seven other TEGNA stations on their digital strategy. She is also on TEGNA'S sports leadership team. Prior to WKYC, Denise spent 17 years as editor-in-chief and director digital operations at, where she worked closely with The Plain Dealer and Sun News to transition from solely focusing on distributing content in print to telling stories and engaging on digital and social platforms and making news a two-way conversation. Denise started her career as an intern at WEWS, News 5 in Cleveland, and then moved to WEOL, WTAM and WOIO before moving to New York City where she worked as a reporter and anchor at Time Inc. New Media and New York 1, before returning to Cleveland to work in digital journalism and eventually to return to television. 



Mike Snyder is the sports anchor on “Wills and Snyder in the Morning” on Newsradio WTAM 1100. He has been the sports director for WTAM since 1990. Mike also is the studio host for the Cavaliers Radio Network providing pre-game, half-time and post-game analysis following every game. He served as pre-game and post-game host for the Browns radio network, along with shows for Indians baseball. Mike has done play-by-play fill-in for the Cavs, Browns and Indians in addition to the University of Akron, Kent State University and Cleveland State University. He was also the radio voice for Cleveland Force soccer and Canton-Akron Indians baseball, as well as play-by-play voice for the WNBA Cleveland Rockers for three years. In recognition of his distinguished career, Mike was inducted into the Ohio Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2000. He received the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters award for excellence in radio broadcasting in 2014. 


Chuck Heaton Award winner:


Leon Bibb has nearly 40 years’ experience as a television journalist in Cleveland at WKYC TV3 and WEWS TV5 as a news anchor, reporter and now senior reporter and commentator.
 Leon also was a news anchor and reporter in Columbus and Toledo and a reporter for The Plain Dealer. He covered numerous national stories and interviewed many prominent people including Presidents Barack Obama and George H.W. Bush. Leon earned six Emmy awards and was inducted into several halls of fame including The Press Club of Cleveland, Cleveland Association of Broadcasters, Ohio Association of Broadcasters and National Association of Black Journalists, local region. An Army veteran, Leon has been involved in many civic organizations and causes, is a motivational speaker, an advocate of free speech and a free press, an author, poet, actor, singer and storyteller. He also was interviewed by the national group the HistoryMakers.



Congratulations to The Press Club of Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame Class of 2017 and 10th Annual Chuck Heaton Award Winner; Videos Available

The 2017 Press Club of Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held on Thursday, Nov. 2. Congratulations to the Class of 2017, and Chuck Heaton Award winner, Tom Moore.

Please click here to view the program book.

To see a video for each Hall of Fame member, please click on the name:

Joe Frolik spent more than 30 years at The Plain Dealer as a reporter, columnist, national correspondent and chief editorial writer. He worked at newspapers in Austin and San Diego before coming to Cleveland. Currently, he is a managing producer at Ideastream in Cleveland.

Janet Macoska, a longtime rock and roll photojournalist, covered many of the biggest performers. Her work has appeared in local, national and international publications and is in the permanent collection of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. She also spent 10 years as the Cleveland Indians photographer.

Russ Mitchell joined WKYC TV3 as lead anchor and managing editor of the 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts in 2012 after spending 20 years as a national correspondent and anchor, covering stories all over the world. The award-winning journalist worked in Kansas City, Dallas, St. Louis and New York before arriving in Cleveland.

David Molyneaux, longtime Plain Dealer staff member, was Cleveland City hall reporter, city editor, editorial page editor and chief travel writer for the daily paper before his retirement in 2006. He continues to blog and write about travel.

Joe Mosbrook, an award-winning broadcast journalist, spent 35 years as a news reporter for WKYC TV3 and covered some of the biggest news events in Northeast Ohio. He interviewed every president from John Kennedy to Bill Clinton and reported regularly for NBC's Today show and Nightly News broadcasts. He also anchored NBC Radio Network newscasts.

Carol Story is well-known for her work as producer of the WEWS TV5 Morning Exchange show. Under her supervision, it became very popular and served as a pilot for ABC's Good Morning America show. The format also was adopted by NBC and CBS for their morning shows. Story is retired and lives in Florida.

Tom Moore of radio station WTAM 1100 received the 10th annual Chuck Heaton Award. The Chuck Heaton Award is presented to someone in the journalism field who is respected for his or her contributions to the profession as well as in the community. The award honors the memory of Chuck Heaton, a longtime and well-respected sports writer at The Plain Dealer.

Moore has been a news anchor at WTAM and other iHeartMedia radio stations since 1995, and has covered Cleveland news on the radio since 1987. He serves on an alumni advisory board to the School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts at his alma mater, Central Michigan University, is coordinator of the Northeast Ohio support group of the Acoustic Neuroma Association and is active with St. Angela Merici Parish in Fairview Park. For the past 20 years he has been secretary-treasurer of the Cleveland chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and twice served as president of the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

Congratulations to the Hall of Fame Class of 2016 and Chuck Heaton Award recipient

VIDEO: Click here to view videos of the award recipients.

Congratulations to The Press Club of Cleveland Hall of Fame Class of 2016:  Steven Litt, Art and Architecture Critic, The Plain Dealer; Elizabeth McIntyre, Publisher/Editor, Crain's Cleveland Business; Michael McIntyre, Columnist at The Plain Dealer, Host/Producer of "The Sound of Ideas" on WCPN; Eva Parziale, Regional Director - East Michigan - Ohio Chief of Bureau, Associated Press; Romona Robinson, Anchor, WOIO CBS 19; George Shuba, Cleveland photojournalist; and 2016 Chuck Heaton Award Recipient Danita Harris, News 5 Anchor,  WEWS News 5.

Please click here to view video highlights for each of the award recipients.

See the induction speeches in their entirety here.

Also available for viewing is the program book.

Congratulations to the Hall of Fame 2015 Class and Chuck Heaton Award Recipient

Mark Dawidziak
Television critic
The Plain Dealer

Bob Dyer
Akron Beacon Journal

Tom Hamilton
"Voice of the Cleveland Indians"

Ken Robinson
Multimedia Journalist
Newsradio WTAM 1100, iHeartMedia    

Liz (Ludlow) Vaccariello
Chief content officer and editor in chief
Reader's Digest; former editor of Cleveland Magazine

2015 Chuck Heaton Award Recipient
Betsy Kling
Chief Meteorologist

The 2015 program book can be viewed here.

Congratulations to the Class of 2014 and Chuck Heaton Award recipient, Wayne Dawson!

Photos from the induction ceremony are available here, courtesy of Stephen Cutri of Cutri Photo Arts.

Videos can be viewed at the links below. An enormous thank you to Richard Stewart of DIGIZOOM MEDIA for providing the videos.

For biographies of the Class of 2014 and Chuck Heaton award winner, please see the news release following the videos.

Paul Orlouski, News Reporter, WOIO Action 19 News

Tom Suddes, Northeast Ohio Media Group Editorial Board

Wilma Smith, formerly of WEWS and WJW/Fox 8 

Connie Harper, Associate Publisher and Editor, Call & Post (1932-2014)

Ed Byers, formerly of WGAR as "Ed Richards"

Wayne Dawson, Co-Anchor, Fox 8 News in the Morning

In Memoriam

For biographies of the Class of 2014 and Chuck Heaton award winner, please see the news release below.

Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame inductees named
Nov. 7 gala also to celebrate Heaton Award winner

Cleveland, Ohio, August 25, 2014 –
The Press Club of Cleveland has selected five leaders from print, broadcast and digital media to be inducted into the Club’s Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame at a gala celebration Nov. 7.
The inductees are:

·    Ed Byers, formerly of WGAR as “Ed Richards”
·    Constance D. Harper, associate publisher and editor, Call &      
·    Paul Orlousky, news reporter, WOIO Action 19 News
·    Wilma Smith, formerly of WEWS and WJW/Fox 8
·    Tom Suddes, Northeast Ohio Media Group editorial board

The club will also present its annual Chuck Heaton Award to Wayne Dawson, co-anchor, Fox 8 News in the Morning. Dawson is the seventh recipient of the annual award, which is given to an individual who best exemplifies the qualities of Hall of Fame reporter Chuck Heaton, a long-time sports writer and columnist at The Plain Dealer. Heaton, who passed away in February 2008, was known for his lifelong dedication to journalism, his fairness, his concern for community and helping others.

The induction ceremony will be held at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. Registration / Reception begin at 6 p.m. with dinner and the induction program to follow. Tickets are:  $75 for Press Club members; $85 for non-members; Table of 8 is $680; and, Table of 10 is $850. To register, visit or call (440) 899-1222.

Content Marketing Institute and Lincoln Electric are corporate sponsors of the event. FirstEnergy and Medical Mutual, as Corporate Partners of the Club, support the Hall of Fame and other Club activities.

The Press Club of Cleveland created the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame in 1981. Plaques honoring Hall of Fame inductees are displayed at Nighttown, 12387 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights, which serves as the Club’s unofficial home. Also on display are large-format news photographs of seminal moments in Cleveland history.


About The Press Club of Cleveland

For more than 125 years, The Press Club of Cleveland has supported thriving, dynamic and top-quality communications professionals, products and platforms that defend and further the public’s right to have access to information. Its efforts to promote excellence in journalism and communications incudes providing education, training and mentoring; organizing forums to share knowledge and ideas; recognizing those who do it well through the annual Hall of Fame inductions and Excellence in Journalism competition; and engaging members of the community. For details, visit

Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame Class of 2014

Ed Byers, formerly of WGAR as “Ed Richards”
– Ed Byers is a veteran of more than 30 years in Northeast Ohio radio and television. Now serving manager of media relations for Medical Mutual of Ohio, he returned “home” to Cleveland in 1992 after a 10-year stint in Detroit broadcasting. In the 1970s and ’80s, Byers, using the name Ed Richards, was John Lanigan’s newsman on WGAR where he served as morning news anchor and news director. He was elected regional director for the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Association in 1995, and served as Ohio Regional AP vice president before being elected Ohio AP Broadcasters president in 1999. Byers, inducted into the Ohio Broadcasters Hall of Fame in 2003, is the longest-serving president of The Press Club of Cleveland in the organization’s history, having held the post for five years (2008-12). In that time he organized an array of hugely successful events and kept the club on strong footing despite the challenges of a changing media.
Constance D. Harper, associate publisher and editor, Call & Post
– Connie Harper left her position as a Cleveland schoolteacher to become the women's editor of Cleveland’s Call & Post newspaper and later became city editor, working her way up to her current role as associate publisher and editor. She directed the women's committee for Mayor Carl B. Stokes’ re-election campaign. She also served as public affairs officer for the Leadership Institute for Community Development, a government-funded program in Washington, D.C. She is the author of the popular column “Constantly Yours,” her signature piece that appears in the Call & Post. She is a graduate of the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2004. In 2010, she was named a national honorary member of The National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, a teacher’s sorority, and in 2012 she was in the Women of Color Foundation’s Inaugural Hall of Fame induction class.

Paul Orlousky, news reporter, WOIO Action 19 News
– Paul Orlousky is one of the best-known television news reporters in the city. He has been an aggressive, enterprising and story-breaking presence for more than 35 years. He has had tours of duty at Channels 3, 5, and 19. A reporter at Channel 19 since 1997, he broke numerous stories, including the story about Ariel Castro holding three women captive in his home, and was a leading reporter on the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal. At Channel 3, he established the station's investigative team, including an expose of Cleveland policy truancy and false ticket writing, prompting Northern Ohio Live to name him “the most effective investigative reporter” in Cleveland television. He has collected numerous awards including several local Emmys. He began his broadcasting career while a high school student in Elmira, N.Y., and his early television credits include stops in Binghamton, N.Y., and Youngstown, Ohio.

Wilma Smith, formerly of WEWS and WJW/Fox 8 – Wilma Smith served as a Cleveland news anchor from 1977 to 2013. She was with Fox 8 (WJW) from 1994 to 2013, following 17 years at WEWS-TV5. Born Wilma Pokorny, the Garfield Heights native began her broadcasting career in Richmond, Virginia. She joined Channel 5 in Cleveland as co-host of Afternoon Exchange. She co-hosted Live On 5 beginning in 1982 and the following year began co-anchoring the 11 p.m. newscast with Cleveland Journalism Hall of Famer Ted Henry. She joined WJW in 1994. From 1995 to 2005, Smith was the co-anchor of the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts with Cleveland Journalism Hall of Famer Tim Taylor. In 2005, Smith and Taylor reduced their schedules to anchoring only the 6 p.m. newscast In December that year, Taylor retired and after that Smith anchored the newscast with Lou Maglio. Their newscast was number one in the local ratings.

Tom Suddes, Northeast Ohio Media Group editorial board – Youngstown native Tom Suddes joined The Plain Dealer in 1982. The following year, he transferred to the newspaper’s Columbus bureau, where he has covered the Ohio General Assembly and the state budget for the past 18 years. While at the Statehouse, Suddes was elected president of the century-old Ohio Legislative Correspondents Association. His Plain Dealer column on Ohio government and politics in the PD’s Sunday editions began in the late 1980s. Late in 2000, Suddes left the newspaper’s staff for graduate study at Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. He graduated in 2009 with a Ph.D. in Mass Communication. Suddes returned to The Plain Dealer in 2007 and is now a member of the editorial board of the Northeast Ohio Media Group.

2014 Chuck Heaton Award recipient

Wayne Dawson, co-anchor, Fox 8 News in the morning – Wayne Dawson was hired at WJW-TV8 in 1981. In addition to co-anchoring the morning news show, he hosts “Neighborhood,” a quarterly public affairs program. He also has co-anchored the Fox 8 weekend edition, which was rated number one for five consecutive with him at the desk. Well known for Fox 8’s “Pay it Forward” segment in which he hands out $400 to people who have done good deeds, he also plays a key role in the station’s “Stuff the Bus” school-supply drive and Christmas toy collections. He and his brother Will established the Annie L. Dawson Foundation in 2007 “to give back by sharing the message and the inspiration our mother instilled in us.” The brothers aim their efforts at at-risk youth, offering empowerment seminars and scholarships to needy students. An eight-time Emmy winner, Dawson is a member of the NAACP, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity. He is also a member of the Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Before joining WJW in the late 1970s, Dawson was an anchor/reporter at WNIR Radio in Kent, Ohio, where had had graduated from Kent State University.

Mary Patton, publicity chair, 216-214-3951;
Michael E. Bennett, president, 216-408-3874;

Congratulations to the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame Class of 2013 (click name to view video):

  • Jeff Darcy, Northeast Ohio Media Group
  • Paul Hoynes, Northeast Ohio Media Group
  • Dee Perry, WCPN, ideastream
  • Mary Anne Sharkey, formerly The Plain Dealer
  • Violet Spevack, Cleveland Jewish News

  • And congratulations to this year's recipient of the Chuck Heaton Award, Jim McIntyre, of AM WHK 1420.

    Photos of the induction ceremony, held on Nov. 14, 2013 are available here.

    To view videos honoring the inductees, please click on the inductee's name above.

    Please also see the searchable archive of all journalists inducted into Press Club's Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame, from 1981 to 2013.

    Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame Class of 2013, Biographies

    Jeff Darcy (Northeast Ohio Media Group) -- For Jeff Darcy, it all began with an eighth-grade art class assignment to draw a cartoon character and he quickly earned the title “class artist.” Little did he know it would lead him to an award-winning newspaper career, which began at the Sun Newspapers and the Cleveland Edition (an alternative weekly). Named finalist for a 2013 Pulitzer Prize for cartooning, Darcy’s career at The Plain Dealer began in 1993 when he was groomed to replace the legendary Ray Osrin who was retiring. Born in Lakewood, he grew up in Fairview Park and graduated from St. Edward High School and the University of Dayton.

    Paul Hoynes (Northeast Ohio Media Group) -- A past president of the Baseball Writers Association of America, Hoynes has covered The Plain Dealer’s Cleveland Indians beat for 25 years, meaning he has written about more than 5,000 major league games. He started covering the Indians in 1983 for The News-Herald. An award-winning columnist, his “Hey Hoynsie” column is a long-running PD reader favorite. Hoynes is also featured in the book, “Pond Scum and Vultures: America's Sportswriters Talk about Their Glamorous Profession” by Gene Wojciechowski. Hoynes grew up in Cleveland reading The Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Press. Interestingly, he ended up working at both papers during his career.

    Dee Perry (WCPN, ideastream) -- Dee Perry has been a part of Cleveland broadcasting since 1976 having started her career at WABQ-AM. She was born and raised in Cleveland, and graduated from John F. Kennedy High School and Cleveland State University. She has appeared in several productions at PlayhouseSquare theaters, as well as Tri-C, CSU, and Karamu House Theatre and Ensemble Theatre. Perry’s radio home since 1989 has been 90.3 WCPN (FM). She is currently the host and producer of 90.3’s weekday radio magazine, The Sound of Applause, which focuses on visual and performing arts, cultural trends and current events through an artistic lens. Perry also serves as host and producer for Applause, WVIZ’s half-hour weekly television series which is also devoted to arts and culture.

    Mary Anne Sharkey (formerly The Plain Dealer) -- Mary Anne Sharkey has done it all – newspaper columnist, editor, political commentator, writer, campaign and government consultant. Her journalism career began as a part-time obituary writer for The Journal Herald in Dayton. She came to Cleveland and rose to the upper echelons of the newsroom at The Plain Dealer. She was the PD’s first female editorial page editor, the PD’s first female statehouse bureau chief, and the first female president of the Ohio Legislative Correspondents Association. At the PD, she also served as metro editor, reporter and columnist. Her local renown was such that she once was featured as the cover profile in Cleveland Magazine. Sharkey currently is a commentator at WKYC TV-3 for Between the Lines with Tom Beres. She is a graduate of University of Dayton.

    Violet Spevack - (Cleveland Jewish News) – At age 97, Violet Spevack maintains she is too young to retire. She has written for the Cleveland Jewish News for nearly 50 years. Her “Cavalcade” column continues to entertain and inform the community as it has since nearly the first day the CJN debuted as a weekly newspaper. In her columns and in her feature stories, Violet captures the heart and soul of organizations, community leaders, celebrities and everyday folk. She also has been a regular on the speaking circuit, with her current topic of “Everything I Really Know I Learned in My Old Age.” The CJN Foundation created the Violet Spevack Internship Endowment in her honor to help train the next generation of journalists.



    2013 Chuck Heaton Award Recipient


    Jim McIntyre has one of the most trusted voices in Greater Cleveland, delivering newscasts on Cleveland’s radio airwaves for more than two decades. Following a long run as news and public affairs director at music-intensive WDOK, McIntyre has gone back to his roots, gathering and delivering newscasts on AM 1420 WHK. He also hosts an hour-long public affairs show called "The 11th Hour,” and he delivers morning traffic reports for sister station, The Fish. Among his many civic duties, McIntyre helped organize the Tall Ships Festival. He is a devout Catholic and dedicates much of his free time to his church. McIntyre serves as Master of Ceremonies at countless events, including the annual Medal of Valor awards program for the Rotary Club of Cleveland, the Deck the House benefit for Providence House, and the annual awards program for Cleveland EMS, where he was named Citizen of the Year in 2011.




    Mary Patton, publicity chair, 216-214-3951;

    Michael E. Bennett, president, 216-408-3874;

    Members of The Press Club of Cleveland 2012 Hall of Fame are:
    Jim Collins
    Ted Diadiun
    Vivian Goodman
    Vern Henry
    Stuart Warner

    The recicipient of the 2012 Chuck Heaton Award is: Jack Marschall.

    Press Club members may submit a ballot to vote for inductees by Aug. 3, 2012. For questions, please contact The Press Club office:  440-899-1222 or

    To view or search for all Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame inductees, please visit our Hall of Fame Archives.

    Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame, 2011

    The 2011 Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame Induction was held on Friday, Oct. 28. 

    Please check out photos from the event, courtesy of Bonnie Godbey, and video highlights, courtesy of Bruce Hennes.

    Members of the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame class for 2011 are:
    Tom Beres, WKYC-TV3
    Tom Feran, The Plain Dealer
    Phillip Morris, The Plain Dealer
    Kelly O'Donnell, NBC News
    Bob Paynter, Principal, Investigative Communications
    Herb Thomas is the 2011 Chuck Heaton Award Recipient

    Click here to see more information on this year's Hall of Fame Nominees.

    Special thanks to Richard Stuart of DIGIZOOM MEDIA for his video production services, which helped capture the highlights of our inductees' wonderful careers, shown throughout the induction ceremony.


    Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame, 2010

    2010 inductees:

    Inductees Terry & Ralph Kovel

    Inductee Jack Graney
    Inductee Joanna Connors

    Inductee John Teresko
    Chuck Heaton Award recipient Margaret Bernstein

    Inductee Mark Dodosh

    Inductee Martin Savidge
    Inductee Eileen Korey

    View photos from the 2010 induction ceremony

    Short Video of the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame at Nighttown
    Nighttown is the home of The Press Club of Cleveland's Journalism Hall of Fame, honoring the greats in journalism history.  View the short video (1 minute), and visit The Hall of Fame, open 7 days a week from 11:30 a.m. - Midnight.  Many thanks to Michael Settonni and Broadcast Media Ideas for the video.

    The Press Club of Cleveland Honors Hall of Fame Inductees on Oct. 28, 2009
    Congratulations to 2009 Inductees Jim Donovan, Dick Russ, Bill Wynne, Regina Brett and Paul Sciria; 2008 inductees Walt Bogdanich and Elizabeth Sullivan; and 2009 Chuck Heaton Award Recipient John Telich. 
    Video available of Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame inductee Regina Brett.
    Press Club presents Second Annual Chuck Heaton Award to John Telich of WJW - Fox 8

    Plain Dealer Article:  Regina Brett, Jim Donovan, 5 others to join Cleveland Journalism Hll of Fame, by Mike Mentrek.

    Hall of Fame After-Work Party
    The Press Club of Cleveland hosted an After-Work Party, held to welcome, celebrate and thank The Press Club Hall of Fame honorees for their years of service and journalism to our community.  The event took place May 18, 2009 at Nighttown.  Photos courtesy of Press Club board member Bruce Hennes, of Hennes Communications.