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WASHINGTON, DC -- Deborah Norville, host of the nation's top-rated syndicated newsmagazine "Inside Edition," will serve as master of ceremonies at the NAB Education Foundation's (NABEF) fourteenth annual Celebration of Service to America Awards. Mallory Hagan, Miss America 2013, will make an appearance. Held Monday, June 3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the celebration recognizes broadcasters for outstanding service to their local communities.
Norville has more than three decades of broadcast journalism experience, including serving 18 years as anchor at "Inside Edition," the nation's top-rated syndicated news magazine. Considered one of the most recognizable personalities on television today, Norville joined "Inside Edition" from "CBS News." Previously, she was co-anchor for NBC's "The Today Show" and anchor of "NBC News at Sunrise."
A two-time Emmy Award-winner and best-selling author, Norville is active in a number of charities, including the Broadcasters Foundation of America on whose board she has served for many years.
Mallory Hagan, crowned Miss America 2013 in January, is from Brooklyn and participated in the Fashion Institute of Technology Presidential Honors Program. Hagan focused on child sexual abuse awareness and prevention as Miss New York and became an advocate for the Childrenís Miracle Network, the Miss America Organizationís official charity, upon being crowned.
As previously announced, Stevie Wonder will receive the Service to America Leadership Award for his outstanding public service, and Lowe's Companies, Inc. will receive the Corporate Leadership Award for the company's extraordinary focus on community service and corporate social responsibility.
Press interested in covering the event should contact Suzie Raven.
About The Celebration of Service to America Awards
The Celebration of Service to America Awards are sponsored and produced by NABEF with major support from Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., Bonneville International Corporation, and the National Association of Broadcasters. In recent years, award-winning actress Glenn Close, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, entertainment industry icon Quincy Jones, legendary rock star Sir Elton John, President Bill Clinton, First Lady Laura Bush, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, boxing legend Muhammad Ali, President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter, First Lady Nancy Reagan, among others have been presented with the Celebration of Service to America Leadership Award at the event. Details about the Celebration of Service to America Awards are available at www.nabef.org/STA.
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to reinforcing the future of broadcasting through a commitment to education and to advancing excellence in the diversity and community service efforts of our industry. Learn more at www.nabef.org.
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