The Klein College of Media and Communication will host its annual awards presentation, featuring 17 distinguished media professionals who have been selected as Excellence in the Media honorees, and 132 alumni who have joined the school’s Hall of Fame. This year marks the sixth time the school honors a “Rising Star” to showcase the achievements of its young alumni.
CNN anchor and chief Washington, D.C. correspondent Jake Tapper will be this year’s Excellence honoree. Tapper has been recognized with a number of awards, particularly for his work on the 2016 election. The Lew Klein Award for Excellence in the Media honors outstanding members of the media whose accomplishments bring honor to their professions.