The Chancellor Award
The John Chancellor Award, founded in 1995, is presented each year to a reporter with courage and integrity for cumulative professional accomplishments. The prize honors the legacy of pioneering television correspondent and longtime NBC News anchor John Chancellor. The winner is selected by a nine-member committee and presented with the $25,000 award at Columbia University. Past winners include NPR and PBS Anchor Maria Hinojosa, Jane Mayer of The New Yorker, and NPR's Robert Siegel.
The award was established by Ira A. Lipman, founder and chairman of Guardsmark, LLC, one of the world's largest security service firms. In addition to Lipman and former Journalism School Dean Nicholas Lemann, the selection panel includes journalists Hank Klibanoff, Michele Norris, Lynn Sherr, Bill Wheatley, as well as John Chancellor’s daughter Mary Chancellor.
The 2014 winner is Martin Smith, a writer, producer, correspondent for FRONTLINE, RAIN Media.
Past winners include Ofra Bikel and Andrew C. Revkin. For a full list of previous honorees, see our Past Winners page.