The 2017 Bowtie Ball Honoring Judy Woodruff

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 6:00pm-11:00pm

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Judy Woodruff, a pioneering broadcast journalist who has spent more than three decades at NBC, CNN and PBS, will be honored at Poynter’s annual Bowtie Ball. She will receive the Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism for her award-winning work and her contributions to the craft.

This special event will also feature Poynter’s Distinguished Service to Journalism Award recipient Paul Steiger, founder of Pro Publica and former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal.

Honorary Co-Chairs of the 2017 Bowtie Ball are Greg and Liz Sembler

Cocktail attire. Bowties encouraged.

Where: Hilton Carillon, St. Petersburg, Florida
When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
Cost: $150 for the Reception and Dinner

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please contact Elisa Jackson, executive director of the Poynter Foundation, at (727) 553-4676 to discuss options. Elisa can also be reached via email at

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