Bornita Cornute

The Greater St. Louis Association of Black Journalists will observe its 40th anniversary at 7 p.m. Saturday, December 3 at Nine Network of Public Media, 3655 Olive St., with a celebration recognizing four journalists.

GSLABJ will recognize Bonita Cornute, a reporter for FOX 2/KPLR 11, with its most prestigious honor, the Living Legend Award. It will recognize Mary Cannon, retired director of Community Affairs for KMOV Channel 4, and Bernie Hayes, Webster University media professor and author of “The Death of Black Radio,” for their long-time contributions to journalism. Donald M. Suggs, publisher and executive editor of the St. Louis American, will receive its inaugural Trailblazer Award.

GSLABJ also will note careers of members who have gone on to hold prominent print, broadcast and public relations positions; honor leaders who have died; and reflect on the past 40 years of programming. GSLABJ recently commemorated the graduation of its 40th consecutive class of Minority Journalism Workshop participants.

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