After a three-year hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Denver Press Club will bring back the annual Hall of Fame banquet Oct. 8 with the induction of five new members.
Learn about the class of Hall of Fame inductees:
Sandra Dillard: A ground-breaker, Sandra was the first Black female reporter at The Denver Post, where she spent three decades in a variety of roles. She also holds another distinction: In 1975, she was among 44 people who gathered in Washington, D.C., and founded the National Association of Black Journalists.
Rosalind “Bee” Harris: The founder, publisher and editor of the Denver Urban Spectrum newspaper, Bee provided an outlet to tell the stories about people of color that weren’t being told in the mainstream media. In 2000, she launched the Urban Spectrum Youth Foundation, which worked to educate and prepare youth to get involved in their communities through smart media consumption and careers in and around journalism.
Mike Littwin: A fixture in Denver for the past 25 years, Mike is a columnist for the Colorado Sun. He previously reported and wrote for the Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post, and the Colorado Independent – and before that at the Los Angeles Times and Baltimore Sun.
Kathy Walsh: A major presence on Denver’s TV screens for more than 35 years, Kathy was an award-winning, highly respected reporter and anchor at KCNC. She was especially known for her coverage of medical issues, and her work earned her a spot in the Silver Circle of the Heartland Emmy Chapter (given only to those who have won Emmy Awards over a span of 25 years). She retired from KCNC in May 2021. Before coming to Denver, Kathy worked in Bangor, Maine; Nashville, Tenn.; and Detroit.
Alan Berg (posthumous inductee): A man who spoke his mind, challenged assumptions, and relished a fight about ideas, the 850 KOA talk show host drew huge audiences even as he rubbed some people the wrong way. His work was a masterclass in the values embodied in the First Amendment. White supremacists murdered Berg in the driveway of his Denver home in 1984.
The banquet will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Sonesta Hotel (1450 Glenarm Pl.) just a block from the Club.
There will be a limited attendance of 175.
Tables of six are available for $750 each.
Individual tickets are $100 for members and $150 for nonmembers.
Check back as the ticketing website will be shared soon.