Jeremy Paxman is to be awarded the Media Society Award next year to honour his career in broadcasting and journalism.
Paxman began his BBC career in 1977 as a reporter covering the troubles in Northern Ireland. He has worked on Panorama, the Six O’Clock News and BBC Breakfast Time, and has presented Newsnight since 1989 and chaired University Challenge since 1994.
Geraldine Sharpe Newton, president of the Media Society, said Paxman was ‘a true journalist’s journalist’who represents ‘the very quality and standards which we are committed to upholding.”
Past winners of the Media Society award include John Humprhys, Alistair Cooke and Sir David Frost.