Iconic broadcast journalist Barbara Walters will be honored by Quinnipiac University with a 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Walters, an ABC news correspondent, executive producer and co-host of “The View” will be presented with the award on June 10 at the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award Luncheon at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.
The Fred Friendly Award is presented each year to a broadcast journalist whose work reflects the ideals of Fred Friendly, former president of CBS News and a strong advocate of freedom of speech and of the press.
Past recipients of the Fred Friendly Award include Dan Rather, Lesley Stahl, Morley Safer, Scott Pelley and Gwen Ifill.
This the second time the lifetime achievement award is being presented. In 2008 Floyd Abrams was honored with the lifetime achievement award.