The Radio and Television Digital News Association honored 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl and ABC News senior justice correspondent Pierre Thomas Saturday night. Prior to the awards reception, Stahl and Thomas shared highlights of their careers with conference attendees, giving them personal insight into the field of broadcast journalism.
Stahl, who has more than 40 years experience as a television journalist, talked about her role at 60 Minutes and what goes into getting a story on the air.
Thomas began his career as a newspaper reporter in 1987 and transitioned into broadcast in 2000. He talked about the difficulty of coming back from an issue of integrity.
Thomas and Stahl agreed that even though journalism is changing, the foundation is still the same.
Stahl talked about an interview with Margaret Thatcher that she’ll never forget.
Saturday night, Stahl received the Paul White Award, named for the first news director at CBS. Thomas was honored with the John F. Hogan Award, which was named for the first president of RTDNA.