Leo C. Lee Award

Each year, PRNDI honors an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to public radio news.  The award is named in honor of its first recipient: Leo C. Lee, the founder of Western Public Radio, a San Francisco-based public radio training program.

Past winners include:
1993 - Leo C. Lee
1994 - William Siemering
1995 - Jo Ann Wallace
1996 - Carl Kasell
1997 - Bill Buzenberg
1998 - Tony Griffin
1999 - Ira Glass
2000 - Poynter Institute
2001 - Susan Stamberg
2002 - Jay Allison
2003 - Jim Russell
2004 - Linda Wertheimer
2005 - Rich Bradley
2006 - David Isay
2007 - Danny Zwerdling
2008 - David Candow
2009 - Doug Mitchell
2010 - Maryanne Zeleznik
2011 - Jonathan Kern
2012 - Ellen Weiss
2013 - John Dinges
2014 - Tripp Sommer