Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who joined us in person and virtually to honor this year’s First Amendment heroes!
Event Chairs: Peter Nguyen and Joseph Reef
President and CEO, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media
Former Special Counsel for Religious Discrimination, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice
Knight Chair in Race and Journalism and Founder of the Center for Journalism and Democracy, Howard University
Cynthia Choi, Russell Jeung and Manjusha P. Kulkarni
Founders of Stop AAPI Hate
Goldman Sachs • Heather and Paul Haaga Jr. • President Wayne A.I. Frederick, Howard University • John and Cynthia Lee • Jan Neuharth and Joseph Keusch • News Corp • Sequentur • Twitter • Barbara and Christopher Wall
Health & Safety Sanitation Station Sponsor
Storzer & Associates, P.C.
Coat Check Sponsor
The Wall Street Journal
Marcum LLP • Nixon Peabody LLP • USA TODAY Network
Additional support provided by Rogers Yogodzinski LLP.
To support the Free Expression Awards, contact Elizabeth Dickson at 202-292-6371 or [email protected].
Peter Nguyen and Joseph Reef, Event Chairs
Connie Chung and Maury Povich
Wayne A. I. Frederick
Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr.
Clark Hoyt and Linda Kauss
Brent W. Jones
John and Cynthia Lee
Elisa Lees Muñoz
Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt
Honorary Host Committee
Senator Ben Cardin
Congresswoman Judy Chu
Congresswoman Sharice Davids
Senator Dianne Feinstein
Congresswoman Kay Granger
Senator Amy Klobuchar
Senator Patrick J. Leahy
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, U.S. House of Representatives
Senator Rob Portman
Senator Jeanne Shaheen
Senator Chris Van Hollen
Senator Mark Warner