The Press Club of Cleveland Announces 2010 Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees

CLEVELAND--()--The Press Club of Cleveland announces its 2010 Journalism Hall of Fame inductees. The seven new members are journalists from widely varied backgrounds – some who have national experience, some who have been intensely local. All will be inducted into the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010, at Corporate College East in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.

Elected to the hall by a vote of members of the Press Club and of the Hall of Fame are Plain Dealer reporter Joanna Connors, Crain’s Cleveland Business Editor Mark Dodosh, former TV and radio reporter Eileen Korey, antique expert Terry Kovel and her late husband, Ralph Kovel, former WJW Channel 8, NBC and CNN reporter Martin Savidge, and 50-year Industry Week Magazine veteran John Teresko.

The Hall of Fame committee selected the late John Gladstone (Jack) Graney, former voice of the Cleveland Indians, to receive the Pioneer Award.

A brief look at the inductees:

  • Joanna Connors, a 27-year veteran at the Plain Dealer, has won numerous national honors, including the Medill Medal of Courage and The Dart Award, during the past two years for her powerful stories Beyond Rape and Sheltering Sky.
  • Mark Dodosh joined Crain's Cleveland Business as managing editor in June 1985 and was named editor in October 1988. Before that, he was a reporter for five years with The Wall Street Journal.
  • Eileen Korey, now a vice president for communication at The MetroHealth System, established the business and medical reporting beats at WKYC-TV where she won six Emmy awards.
  • Terry Kovel and the late Ralph Kovel, have kept collectors and dealers up-to-date for more than four decades on trends, prices, care and identification of antiques and other collectibles with over 95 books and a nationally syndicated column.
  • Martin Savidge was a star reporter at WJW-TV where he won nine local Emmys. He then moved on to CNN and NBC where he won two Murrow Awards and a Peabody.
  • John Teresko documented the rapid changes in the steel industry from 1958 until his retirement in 2008. He is the winner of numerous awards for his work from the American Society of Business Editors and the Press Club of Cleveland.
  • Jack Graney spent 35 years with the Cleveland Indians, 14 as a player and 21 as the team’s radio announcer. He reportedly was the first former player to go into the broadcasting booth in Major League Baseball. And he has a link to the team’s only two World Series titles, as a player in 1920 and as a broadcaster in 1948.

Tickets for The Press Club of Cleveland’s Journalism Hall of Fame inductions are $65 each and are available by contacting the Press Club at 440-899-1222 or e-mailing pressclubcleveland@oh.rr.com. More information is available at www.pressclubcleveland.com

About the Press Club of Cleveland

The Press Club of Cleveland is an organization for print and broadcast journalists and editors, public relations and advertising professionals, and anyone who works with them. The club serves its members by providing social and educational opportunities, promoting excellence in journalism, attracting and educating high- quality candidates to enter journalism, and maintaining a history of journalism in Cleveland, Ohio. More information is available at www.pressclubcleveland.com or by calling 440-899-1222.

Contacts

The Press Club of Cleveland
Carol Saferin, 440-669-6325

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The Press Club of Cleveland Announces 2010 Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees

Contacts

The Press Club of Cleveland
Carol Saferin, 440-669-6325