A Historic Honor for Jeff Ballou

December 19, 2016 at 3:51 pm Leave a comment

Photo via Penn State College of Communications

Photo via Penn State College of Communications

Jeff Ballou ’90 was elected the National Press Club‘s new president, making the Al Jazeera Media Network news editor the first African-American man to hold this title. With his election, Ballou is the 110th president of the organization and the first to represent a TV news outlet from outside of the United States.

As Ballou told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “When people think about Pittsburgh, they think about football, they think about huddles, they think about teamwork, and they think about winning. The National Press Club is a winner, and I want to create an environment where people say to themselves, ‘Being a member is a winning thing.’”

We spoke with Ballou back in 2011 about the work he did covering the Egyptian Revolution. You can read it here.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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