David Barrett, Michael J. Hayes, and Emily Barr will Honor Jordan Wertlieb at the BFOA Gold Mic Gala

New York, NY – February 8, 2024 – The Broadcasters Foundation of America has announced the presenting speakers at this year’s Golden Mic Award gala and fundraiser, which takes place Monday, March 4, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. David Barrett, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hearst Television, Michael J. Hayes, Senior Vice President, Hearst Corporation and President, Hearst Television, and Emily Barr, Retired President and Chief Executive Officer, Graham Media Group, will pay tribute to 2024 Golden Mic honoree Jordan Wertlieb, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Hearst.

There will be a special tribute to Phil Lombardo, former long-time Chairman of the Broadcasters Foundation, who passed away last month. At the time of his passing, Lombardo held the title of Chairman Emeritus. Lombardo was held in high esteem by the broadcast industry. He worked tirelessly to raise money for the mission of the Broadcasters Foundation.

Entertainment at the gala will be provided by Pete Caldera, well-known to New Yorkers for singing swingin’ standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and more. Caldera has a monthly residency at the popular Carnegie Club and has appeared on The Late Show with Steve Colbert.

As previously announced, EMMY® winning broadcast journalist and nationally syndicated talk show host Soledad O’Brien will return as host of the event.

For more information or to reserve a seat or table at the Golden Mic Award gala and fundraiser, please contact the Broadcasters Foundation at 212-373-8250 or info@thebfoa.org.

About the Broadcasters Foundation of America: www.broadcastersfoundation.org

The mission of the Broadcasters Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life for men and women in the radio and television broadcast profession who find themselves in acute need. The Foundation reaches out across the country to identify and provide an anonymous safety net in cases of critical illness, accident, and other serious misfortune. The Broadcasters Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 Public Charity and has received 4 stars from Charity Navigator, its highest rating, and a Gold Seal of Transparency from Candid/Guidestar.

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