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Brooks & Tolbart Inducted into NABJ Hall of Fame

Dr. Sheila Brooks is being recognized for her trailblazing leadership and more than four decades of impactful work in media and communications. As the founder of NABJ’s Student Multimedia Projects and a champion providing balanced coverage of the Black community and society at large, she has left a lasting mark on the industry. Join us in congratulating our Dr. Sheila Brooks for this inspiring achievement. Her dedication and achievements continue to drive us forward towards excellence. Learn more here.

Gwen Tolbart is an Emmy Award-winning television broadcaster. She is a Weather Anchor and Feature Reporter at WTTG FOX5DC in Washington, D.C., where she has impacted the community and told powerful stories for the last 21 years. Her career began in her hometown of Montreal, Quebec as host of the Black Community Communications Media’s show, “Black Is.” A trailblazer, she was the first African Canadian Weather Anchor on both Canada’s national “The Weather Network” and Montreal’s CTV’s CFCF-12.

They were recognized at the NABJ Hall of Fame Inductee & Luncheon on Friday, August 4, 2023, during the #NABJ23 Convention & Career Fair in Birmingham, AL.

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