1982 John Harkrader, retired vice president and general manager, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke.
1983 John B. Tansey, retired president and general manager, WRVA, Richmond.
1984 James E. Mays, news director of WTAR-AM/FM, Norfolk, between 1967 and 1981.
1985 Arch Harrison.
1986 Robert Gallimore.
1987 Robert Bauder, former broadcaster of WFVA, Fredericksburg.
1988 Theodore Powers, retired public affairs director, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke.
1989 Arch Harrison, broadcaster and former owner of radio station WJMA in Orange.
1990 Marion P. Lewis, broadcaster and co-founder of WINC, Winchester; Mid Atlantic
Network, and Winchester Cable Co.
1991 J. William Poole, general manager of WFLS, Fredericksburg.
1992 Laurence E. Richardson, owner of WINA-WQMZ, Charlottesville.
1993 T. David Luther, president and CEO of Piedmont Broadcasting Corp., Danville.
1994 Don Murray, formerly Manager of Public Relations Christian Children’s Fund, Inc.
1995 Alden Aaroe, Public Service Director, WRVA-AM, Richmond, VA.
1996 Bob McNeil, WSVA-AM/WQPO-FM, Harrisonburg, VA.
1997 Bill Bowman, WNVC-TV, Fairfax, VA.
1998 Jim Kincaid, WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA.
1999 Ron MacDonald, Journalism Professor, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.
2000 Treeda Smith, Director of Community Affairs, WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA.
2001 Peter Easter, Executive Director, Virginia Association of Broadcasters, Charlottesville,
2002 Morris “Mo” Donaldson, Capitol Correspondent, Virginia News Network, Richmond, VA
2003 Ava Hurdle, WAVY-TV 10/WVBT FOX 43 Reporter
2004 David Cupp, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville
2005 Bob Corso, WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg
2006 Nate Custer, WTKR-TV, Norfolk
2007 John Willett, WSLS-TV, Roanoke
2008 Sabrina Squire, WWBT-TV, Richmond
2009 Frosty Landon, Virginia Coalition of Open Government
2010 Josiah P. Rowe, III, The Free Lance-Star, WFLS-FM
2011 Steve Hawkins, news director, WCYB-TV, Bristol
2012 Barbara Ciara, WTKR-TV, Norfolk
2013 Jim Shaver, former news director, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke
2014 Lisa Schaffner, former anchor, WRIC-TV, Richmond
2015 Frank Hammon, news director, WFLS/WNTX, Fredericksburg
2016 John Carlin, news anchor, WSLS-TV, Roanoke
2017 Kelly Zuber, former news director, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke
2018 Harold Wright, vice president & general manager, WVIR-TV, Charlottesville
2019 Joe Dashiell, senior reporter, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke
2020 Jack Garrett, news director, WBTM/WAKG, Danville
2021 Robin Reed, news anchor, WDBJ-TV, Roanoke
2022 David Dierks, meteorologist, WCYB-TV, Bristol
2023 Evan Jones, former news director, WFIR-AM/FM, Roanoke
Robert Gallimore Sr.