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Judy Woodruff, left, and Sally Ramirez met with Advanced Reporting students and center co-directors Carol Marin and Don Moseley before the award ceremony. (Photo by Jonathan Aguilar)
Photo by Jonathan Aguilar
Judy Woodruff accepts the 2023 Distinguished Journalist award from center Co-Director Carol Marin. (Photo by Sandy Rosencrans)
Alumna Sally Ramirez accepts the 2023 Distinguished Alumni award from Center Co-Director Don Moseley. (Photo by Sandy Rosencrans)
At the ceremony (L-R): Lexa Murphy, Dean, College of Communication; Carol Marin, Co-Director, Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence; President Robert L. Manuel, DePaul University; Judy Woodruff, 2023 Distinguished Journalist Award recipient; Newton Minow, attorney and former Chair of the Federal Communications Commission; Sally Ramirez, 2023 Distinguished Alumna recipient; Salma Ghanem, Provost, DePaul University; Don Moseley, Co-Director, Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence. (Photo by Sandy Rosencrans)
A moment of fun. DePaul President Rob Manuel engaged award recipients Judy Woodruff and Sally Ramirez for a quick selfie before the ceremony began. (Photo by Sandy Rosencrans)
Each year, the Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence honors two journalists — one a DePaul graduate — whose work embodies the highest principles of journalism, including truth, accuracy, fairness and context.
"PBS NewsHour" anchor and journalist Judy Woodruff and alumna Sally Ramirez, the newly appointed senior vice president of news for two Chicago stations, were recognized as the 2023 recipients of the Distinguished Journalist and Distinguished Alumni awards. The awards were presented on April 27 at a ceremony and luncheon hosted by center co-directors Carol Marin and Don Moseley.
Woodruff's highly lauded career spans multiple decades, with NBC, CNN and PBS, where she most recently anchored "PBS Newshour" for a decade. She has received countless awards for her work, including a Peabody for journalistic integrity. Woodruff is currently editor and correspondent for her upcoming project "Judy Woodruff Presents: America at a Crossroads."
A Chicago native, Ramirez built her successful career across several markets, including Chicago, Portland, Ore., and Houston. She was executive producer of CNBC's "The News with Shepard Smith" before returning to Chicago this month to become senior vice president of news for NBC Chicago and Telemundo Chicago.
Woodruff and Ramirez spent the morning meeting with Advanced Journalism students, sharing advice and insights and fielding questions before heading to the award ceremony at the Union League Club. Each year the awards not only recognizes journalists but also raises funds to support journalism students.