Tony Griffin Golden Word Award

tony_griffin_1998_008_hb9uThe Tony Griffin Golden Word Award is awarded each year by InterCom for an individual or organization that has made a significant contribution to the field of professional communication in Southwest Michigan. The honor may be based on lifetime achievement or on a specific project or initiative.  The award was originally created as a joint effort between InterCom and Professional Women Communicators (PWC merged with InterCom in 2006).

The award is named for the former WMUK News Director and founding InterCom member, Tony Griffin. Griffin died December 30, 1997 at the age of 51.  He was widely known and respected as a gifted, insightful, and incisive reporter and interviewer with a passion for finding and telling the truth.

Nominations for this award are accepted in January and the awards banquet is held in May.

The 15th Annual Tony Griffin Golden Word Award was held on

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Honoring 2013GWA-040

Al Jones
Writer, Editor, Columnist
Kalamazoo Gazette & Mlive Media Group
Lori Moore
Morning Host,2013GWA-042

 Archieve:  Listen to an excerpt from Tony’s News Views, The Best of 1980, click here.