New York Leadership and Hall of Fame Luncheon

Thu. October 18| 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Location: Exhibit Hall 1D

NYSBA's 2018 Broadcaster of the Year: ABC "World News Tonight" Anchor David Muir
A multiple Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist, Muir has covered the most important stories of our time. He has reported from Tehran, Mogadishu, Gaza, Jerusalem, Fukushima, Guantanamo Bay, Amman, the Syria border, Beijing and the Vatican. Muir spent a year reporting on the heroin epidemic for a primetime special and has reported from the field on the plight of Syrian refugees. David Donovan, President of NYSBA, stated, "David Muir represents the best in broadcasting not only in New York but around the world. His journalistic integrity provides a guiding light and stands in stark contrast to the cacophony of opinions that often parade as facts in today's world. We are deeply honored to recognize David's outstanding achievements."

NYSBA's Hall of Fame Class of 2018
The Board of Directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association is proud to announce its Hall of Fame Class of 2018. David Donovan, President of the New York State Broadcasters Association stated: "The Class of 2018 represents the best in our profession. We are honored to induct these highly successful broadcasters into the New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame. They represent the best in radio and television.

Michael Kay – Legendary Announcer for the New York Yankees
There would be no summer in New York without Michael Kay broadcasting the Yankees. This legendary broadcaster's career spans a 27-year period. Kay has received nine Emmy Awards and thirty-six Emmy nominations while working with the YES network. Kay won the 2015 New York Emmy Award as the best play-by-play announcer for his work on YES' Yankees telecasts. He also won a 2017 Emmy for his CenterStage hosting duties. These are just a few of the awards he has received in his outstanding career.

David (Dave) Davis – Industry leader at WABC-TV & ABC News
Dave's commitment to broadcasting in New York is beyond measure. He served as President and General Manager of WABC-TV, Channel 7 in NY City, the flagship of the ABC owned television stations. He was responsible for WABC-TV and all of its ancillary businesses, including: WABC's digital property ABC7NY; and the station's website. He also was responsible for the production of the original "Live with Regis and Kelly", as well as "Live with Kelly & Michael" and finally "Live with Kelly and Ryan."

Doug Emblidge & Ginny Ryan – Legendary news team at WHAM-TV Rochester
We are honored to induct into our Hall of Fame two of Rochester's most distinguished journalists. Doug Emblidge and Ginny Ryan have brought news to thousands of Rochester homes for a combined 66 years; have served as the co-anchors of 13WHAM News at 5:00 for more than two decades.

In addition to co-anchoring with Emblidge, Ryan serves as the anchor of 13WHAM News at 10 on FOX Rochester, and co-anchors 13WHAM News at 11:00 with NYSBA Hall of Fame member Don Alhart. Emblidge is also one of the anchors of Good Day Rochester on 13WHAM ABC and FOX Rochester.

Dan Ingram – Legendary radio NYC DJ
Simply stated Dan Ingram was a legend. A native of Flushing of New York, "Big Dan" began his radio career as a student at Hofstra's radio station WHCH. "Big Dan" started his professional career at; WNRC, (Now WVOX) New Rochelle, New York; and WALK-FM, Patchogue, New York. After stops in Connecticut, Texas and St. Louis, he returned to the Empire State on WABC-AM radio in 1961. He stayed with Musicradio WABC for years until the top 40 formats changed in 1982. Dan moved on to do a syndicated radio countdown program for CBS. He worked briefly at WKTU FM. In 1991 "Big Dan" enjoyed a revival on the classic rock powerhouse WCBS-FM, where he stayed until 2003. He was a very successful voice-over artist on many radio and TV advertisements.

The New York State Broadcasters Hall of Fame is located at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Follow this LINK to learn more about the NYSBA Digital Leadership Academy.

Program: NYSBA Digital Leadership Academy

Registration Package: Ticketed Events

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Sponsored by New York State Broadcasters Association


Muir, David
David Muir
ABC World News Tonight
Davis, David
David Davis
Industry Leader
Emblidge, Doug
Doug Emblidge
Ingram, Dan
Dan Ingram
Radio Disc Jockey
Kay, Michael
Michael Kay
Host, The Michael Kay Show
Sports Broadcaster, New York Yankees
Ryan, Ginny
Ginny Ryan