The Texas Association of Broadcasters will present its first Lifetime Achievement Award to TAB President Ann Arnold at its Annual Awards Gala Aug. 9.
Winners of TAB’s other major awards – Pioneer, Broadcaster and Educator of the Year – will be announced later this month.
Arnold was a longtime capitol correspondent in Austin for United Press International and headed the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s capitol bureau from 1980-83. She previously worked for the Dallas Times-Herald and won a Headliners award for articles published by that newspaper.
Prior accolades include the 1993 Sunshine Award from the Society of Professional Journalism for contributions in the fight for open government; 2001 James Madison Award from the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas for her open government advocacy; and a Trailblazer award in 2002 from the Austin chapter of American Women in Radio and Television.