WASHINGTON, DC - The NAB Education Foundation announced today that Miss America 2006 Jennifer Berry will present awards at the 2006 NABEF Service to America Awards Gala on Monday, June 12 at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, DC.
Berry, a Tulsa native and University of Oklahoma student, is also the national spokesperson for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. She will be presenting the awards to independently-owned KVAK-AM/FM Valdez, AK, and Univision-owned WLTV-TV Miami, FL for their outstanding programs, campaigns and public service announcements produced for the benefit of children.
About the Service to America Awards
The Service to America Awards is presented by the NABEF with major support from Bonneville International Corporation and the National Association of Broadcasters. This year's Leadership Award winner is Former President William Jefferson Clinton. Gulf Coast broadcasters and broadcasters nationwide will be honored for their public service efforts before, during and after Hurricane Katrina with the Samaritan Award. In recent years, NABEF has recognized First Lady Laura Bush, former President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalyn Carter, former First Lady Nancy Reagan, boxing legend Muhammad Ali and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for their extraordinary service in bettering the lives of others. Details about the Service to America Awards are available at www.nabef.org.
Founded in 1964, Bonneville International Corporation operates 28 radio stations in the Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, St. Louis, and Salt Lake City markets, as well as KSL-TV (NBC affiliate) in Salt Lake City. Bonneville's motto is "Do good, do well, make a difference, and have fun." In addition to competing aggressively in major-market broadcasting, Bonneville has a tradition of award-winning commitment to the communities it serves.
The NAB Education Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy and other timely broadcasting issues.
The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.