Deborah Roberts (ABJ ’82) honored with DiGamma Kappa Distinguished Achievement Award

Deborah Roberts (ABJ ’82) honored with DiGamma Kappa Distinguished Achievement Award

February 22, 2021

DiGamma Kappa, Grady College’s national broadcast society, is presenting renowned journalist Deborah Roberts (ABJ ’82) with its annual Distinguished Achievement in Broadcasting Award.

The award, which is usually presented in person at the annual DiGamma Kappa and Georgia Association of Broadcasters joint banquet, will be presented virtually for the first time in its history on February 24 at 7 p.m.

Deborah Roberts is interviewed by Sydney Shadrix of DGK for a Facebook Live broadcast before a 2019 panel discussion with fellow alumni and professional journalists.

“Deborah Roberts is an inspiration to young journalists like us,” said Molly English, the president of DiGamma Kappa. “It’s an honor to be able to present this award to her for her outstanding work in our field.”

Roberts is an award-winning Senior National Affairs Correspondent for ABC News’ “20/20,” “Nightline,” “Good Morning America” and “ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.”

The Distinguished Achievement in Broadcasting and Cable Award is presented by DiGamma Kappa and is co-sponsored by the Georgia Association of Broadcasters and Grady College. Former honorees include Wolf Blitzer, Barbara Walters and Charlayne-Hunter Gault.

Founded in 1939, DiGamma Kappa is the nation’s oldest broadcast journalism society. It strives to promote networking opportunities for its members and prepare them for their careers after Grady while encouraging a high quality of broadcast journalism.

The banquet will be available to watch on the College’s Facebook and YouTube channels February 24 at 7 p.m.