Personal Award: John Charles Daly for Radio-Television News
John Charles Daly is primarily a reporter—and a good one. His versatility as a radio and television personality has not diluted his basic talent as a competent and discerning journalist. Mr. Daly’s five-night-per-week news programs on the ABC television network show resourceful planning, imaginative presentation, and discriminating editorial selection. The use of on-the-spot pictures and the daily editorial combine to utilize television’s great potential. Mr. Daly does not avoid controversial issues but he is never dogmatic. His distinctive contribution to television reporting and news commentary have established such high standards of quality and public acceptance as to win for Mr. Daly a select position at the summit of his profession.