(AP) Barry Schweid, a veteran foreign policy reporter for the Associated Press, is among four journalists who will be inducted into the Washington Society of Professional Journalists’ Hall of Fame, the organization announced Monday.
Others to be inducted at the group’s annual awards banquet on June 11 are broadcaster Sam Donaldson, conservative columnist James Kilpatrick, and diversity champion and longtime Washington Post columnist Dorothy Gilliam.
Inductees must have served at least 25 years as a journalist in the Washington area.
Schweid is the dean of the State Department’s press corps and has been reporting for the AP in Washington since 1973, covering Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. He has won several awards for his coverage of foreign affairs issues.
Donaldson, who has worked in Washington for about 40 years, skyrocketed as a local Washington television news reporter to one of ABC’s top network reporters in the early 1960s. As a member of the White House press corps, he gained a reputation for conducting tough interviews of the Washington political elite.
Gilliam has worked for the Washington Post in several capacities since 1972, including columnist. She has served as president of the National Association of Black Journalists and is the director of the Young Journalists Development Program at the Washington Post.
Kilpatrick, a syndicated columnist, gained national attention with his defense of state rights in the 1960s. He became a fixture on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” presenting the conservative opinion on a segment called, “Point, Counterpoint.” He currently writes two columns.