CLEVELAND--()--The Press Club of Cleveland will present its annual Chuck Heaton Award and Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame Awards at the induction ceremony set for Friday, October 12 at 6 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 Carnegie Avenue in downtown Cleveland.
Jack Marschall, formerly with WEWS-TV NewsChannel5, WUAB Channel 43 and WOIO 19 Action News, will be honored with the 2012 Chuck Heaton Award, which honors an individual who best exemplifies the qualities of Hall of Fame reporter Chuck Heaton, a long-time sports writer and columnist at The Plain Dealer. Heaton, who passed away in February 2008, was known for his lifelong dedication to journalism, his fairness, his concern for community and helping others.
Marschall has spent 33 years in broadcast journalism in Cleveland, his hometown. Over the years, his duties varied from writing to reporting to on-air anchoring to producing and even being a News Director in Zanesville, Ohio. Marschall says his greatest accomplishment was becoming a living organ donor on September 11, 2007. He and his daughter, Lauren, each donated a kidney simultaneously at the Cleveland Clinic. Lauren donated to her Uncle Kenny and Marschall donated altruistically to a gentleman from West Virginia.
The Club’s Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame Class of 2012 includes:
- Jim Collins, The News-Herald
- Ted Diadiun, The Plain Dealer
- Vivian Goodman, WKSU-FM
- Vern Henry, Retired, Advanstar
- Stuart Warner, The Write Coach
A reception takes place from 6-7 p.m. followed by dinner with the awards presentations. Early Bird Cost (payment received by September 30) is: Individual Ticket - $65; Table of 8 - $520; and Table of 10 - $650. Regular cost of tickets: Individual Ticket - $75; Table of 8 - $600; Table of 10 - $750. Deadline for registration is Thursday, October 4 at 4 p.m.
Celebrating its 125th anniversary, The Press Club of Cleveland is an organization for journalists, communications professionals, aspiring communications professionals and anyone who works with them. It is the premier organization on which media and communications professionals rely for information, education, inspiration and celebration. The Club serves it members by providing social and educational opportunities, promoting excellence in journalism, and honoring and maintaining the rich history of journalism in Greater Cleveland.