Personal Award: Cecil Brown for Outstanding Reporting of the News
The major networks and many of the local stations are to be commended for their news coverage in 1941. The award for the best reporting of the news goes to Mr. Cecil Brown of CBS, whose dispatches from Cairo, Singapore and Australia were remarkable for their accuracy and their courage. He was frequently in hot spots, and his eye-witness account of the sinking of the Repulse and the Prince of Wales was the most dramatic single story of the year. His news sense, his coolness under fire and his insistence—even under censorship—that the truth must get home sets an example for reporters everywhere.