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Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame Inducts Five New Members

Beth Konrad

At ceremonies held last Sunday (4/24), the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame inducted five new members in it’s 2022 Class, including one Detroit TV and radio journalist:

  • Beth Konrad, Detroit TV and radio journalist and news director; professor and FOIA champion.
  • Robert Ankeny, dogged reporter on Jimmy Hoffa, Orville Hubbard and Kwame Kilpatrick.
  • Greg Dorsett, from Muskegon he elevated the power of photojournalists to tell stories.
  • Marguerite Gahagan, trailblazing Detroit journalist who opened doors for many women.
  • Tim Kiska, newspaperman, author, professor, historian and podcaster.

The Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame was established to recognize those who have advanced the legacy of a free and responsible press and who have elevated journalism in Michigan. Induction memorializes extraordinary and clearly outstanding careers.

Beth Konrad is an award-winning broadcast journalist and journalism/communication academic. Following her first job at WRIF-FM in Detroit, her broadcasting experiences include WDIV-TV (Detroit). Detroit Public Television, ABC network radio in Chicago, and NBC network radio news in San Francisco. Konrad is the recipient of 3 Emmys, the SPJ national award for Distinguished Service in Journalism, the National Headliner Award, several AP awards, among others. Konrad served as the Multi-Media Journalism Program Director and Communication Professor at Loyola University Chicago for 15 years. She retired from that position in December 2016 to return and work in her hometown of Detroit. Today she is an adjunct professor at Wayne State University and is the president of her own communication consulting firm, Konrad Communications, LLC located on East Jefferson in Detroit. She has a long and rich history with SPJ including past president of the Chicago Headline Club (SPJ -Chicago Chapter).

The ceremonies and banquet were held at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing.

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