Lipscomb University's Department of Communication and Journalism presents its Media Masters Speaker Series featuring Ben Hall, veteran reporter at NewsChannel 5, on Tuesday, March 27, at 5 p.m. in Lipscomb's Ezell Center, room 301.
Hall has covered the state legislature, presidential campaigns and is presently part of NewsChannel 5's award-winning investigative unit. His work has been recognized nationally with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award. He has also won three National Headliner Awards for environmental reporting. Hall's stories on the political power of the coal industry in the state legislature and on pain clinics in Tennessee, have earned him Associated Press Awards for Enterprise Reporting.
Hall has also won eight regional Emmy Awards for a wide variety of stories. One of his favorite assignments involved traveling to Africa to cover a Nashville church that set up an orphanage to help children whose parents died of AIDS. Another memorable Emmy involved "breaking news." He reported "live" from inside the state capitol on the day income tax protestors surrounded the building.
Aside from his reporting duties, Hall is also host of OpenLine and Issues of Faith on NewsChannel 5 Plus. OpenLine is a nightly, live, current events based, talk show. Guests include Nashville's mayor, state lawmakers and other news makers. Issues of Faith focuses on the religious community and is an opportunity for religious leaders to discuss issues in a format that allows intelligent and in-depth conversation.
A Q&A session will immediately follow the presentation, and free admission and pizza will also be provided.
For more information, call 615.966.6072.