Deborah Roberts Joins Impressive Line-up of Presenters at the BFOA Golden Mic Gala

New York, NY – February 15, 2024 — Deborah Roberts, award-winning ABC News correspondent, co-anchor of the prestigious news magazine “20/20”, and a member of the Broadcasters Foundation of America Board of Directors, will honor Deborah Norville as this year’s recipient of the Edward F. McLaughlin Lifetime Achievement Award. The Award will be presented to Norville during the Golden Mic gala and fundraiser on March 4 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of this well-deserved recognition of Deborah’s outstanding work as a broadcast journalist.” said Roberts.

“Deborah is one of the most respected journalists in broadcasting, and I am thrilled that she is going to be a part of this exciting program,” said Norville. “She is a colleague and a friend, and I am honored that she will be there with me.” 

Roberts is a media veteran who has traveled the world for her reporting. Her in-depth coverage of current events has earned her a Peabody Award for the “20/20” special “Say Her Name: Breonna Taylor.” She has been awarded multiple Emmy® Awards for international and national coverage of world events, including the AIDS crisis in Africa and maternal mortality in Bangladesh. She also serves as a substitute anchor for “Good Morning America” as well as a guest co-host on “The View.”

“We are fortunate to have Deborah among the esteemed presenters to honor a tremendous broadcaster and BFOA board member — Deborah Norville,” commented Scott Herman, Chair of the Broadcasters Foundation. “It’s going to be a thrilling evening.”

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

About the Broadcasters Foundation of America:

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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