Katie Couric to emcee fourth annual Mirror Awards ceremony June 10

February 15, 2010

Luncheon will be held 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Plaza Hotel in New York City

CBS News’ Katie Couric will serve as emcee at the fourth annual Mirror Awards luncheon ceremony on Thursday, June 10, from 11:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at The Plaza Hotel, Fifth Avenue at Central Park South, New York City. Dean Lorraine E. Branham will host the event.

For sponsorship levels, and to register, see the online registration form.
Members of the media who wish to attend and cover the event should contact Wendy Loughlin at (315) 443-2785 or wsloughl@syr.edu.

Couric is anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric” which, when it debuted in 2006, made her the first female solo anchor of a weekday network evening news broadcast. She is also a “60 Minutes” correspondent and anchors CBS News primetime specials. She has reported on and anchored from some of the biggest stories, domestically and internationally. She was previously co-anchor of NBC News’ “Today” for 15 years, and also worked for WRC-TV Washington, D.C.; WTVJ Miami; CNN; and ABC News. She currently writes a monthly column for Glamour magazine featuring interviews with female role models, and hosts the weekly webcast @KatieCouric featuring interviews with top newsmakers.

The Mirror Awards luncheon ceremony will include the presentation of juried awards in seven categories:

  • Best Single Article (Traditional Media)
  • Best Single Article (Digital Media)
  • Best Profile (Traditional Media)
  • Best Profile (Digital Media)
  • Best Commentary (Traditional Media)
  • Best Commentary (Digital Media)
  • Best In-Depth Piece (Traditional Media)

In addition, two special awards—the Fred Dressler Achievement Award and the i-3 award for impact, innovation and influence—will be presented.

For more information, contact Jean Brooks at (315) 443-5711 or mirror@syr.edu. For press inquiries, contact Wendy Loughlin at (315) 443-2785 or wsloughl@syr.edu.

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