WASHINGTON, D.C.- Wednesday night, ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon were honored with the Fourth Estate Award, the National Press Club’s most esteemed prize.
The award-winning sports journalists and co-hosts of Pardon the Interruption were recognized for their significant contributions to the field, joining the likes of Gwen Ifill, Charlie Rose, Jim Lehrer, Walter Cronkite, Christiane Amanpour and David Broder.
ESPN President John Skipper was among the four presenters who spoke, along with the former chairman of The Washington Post Don Graham, award-winning journalist Bob Woodward (the 2012 recipient of the Fourth Estate Award), and longtime television host Maury Povich.
In addition to Skipper, a number of ESPN executives and staff attended the event, including the entire PTI show staff based in Washington. Other attendees included friends and family of Kornheiser and Wilbon, as well as many former colleagues from their days at The Post.