CBS News Vice President Kurt Davis will speak at the fourth annual Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists’ Scholarship luncheon April 21, where three pioneering journalists also will be honored.
The association will recognize Sharon Weston Broome, a former Baton Rouge city councilwoman and state legislator who started her career as a reporter at WBRZ; photojournalist James Terry, who turned a collection of photos that captured black life in the Baton Rouge area from the 1940s to the 1980s into the Willie Harris Collection, a traveling exhibit and series of books; and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication Professor Jinx Broussard, a distinguished public relations professional and author who was the first black student to earn an undergraduate degree in journalism from LSU.
The luncheon starts at 11:30 a.m. and will be held at Boudreaux’s, 2647 Government St., Baton Rouge. Tickets are $32; visit brareabj.org. Sponsorships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, also are available.
For more information, contact BRAABJ President Michelle McCalope at (225) 678-1472.
Davis, who is based in New York, leads CBS’ newsgathering satellite organization, which provides news and information to 200 CBS affiliates and broadcasters worldwide. He also is a former news director in San Antonio and New Orleans who started his career as a producer at WBRZ in Baton Rouge.
Proceeds from the luncheon will help fund scholarships for Southern University and LSU journalism students.