2011 Tim Russert Medal of Merit Award
In another award, the Tim Russert Medal of Merit will be given to Lauren Adams, who just graduated from St. Bonaventure University. Miss Adams will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Greater Media, Inc. and the Buffalo Broadcasters Association. As a graduate of the Jandoli School of Mass Communication and Journalism, Miss Adams was the co-recipient of the Bob Koop Award, which honors an outstanding student journalist in the St. Bonaventure broadcast program. She also interned for her hometown WJET-TV in Erie, PA for two years. Lauren is pictured on the left side of the photo.
The BBA created this award in 2008 in memory of Buffalo’s own Tim Russert who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003. The award-open to juniors, seniors, and recent graduates of Western New York’s colleges and universities-was created to inspire young people who might follow in Russert’s footsteps, pursuing his passions of broadcasting and journalism.