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The Tom Brokaw Award is presented each year in a cooperative effort between the SD Broadcasters Association (SDBA) and the Contemporary Media & Journalism Department of the University of South Dakota. The award is presented annually at the SDBA Annual Executive Conference.The award recognizes excellence in broadcasting especially in the areas of electronic journalism (on or off-air involvements) and public affairs. The recipient chosen must be someone who is a native of South Dakota, or educated in South Dakota, or has made a significant contribution to South Dakota broadcasting.

The award is unique to USD and one of it’s highest honors. It is commemorated by an award to the recipient each year and by adding their name to a plaque on permanent display in the Al Neuharth Media Center at USD. Judging is done by a panel of professionals consisting of representatives from both the SDBA and USD.


2021

Jody Heemstra

Dakota Radio Group, Pierre, SD

2019

Jay Huizenga

KELOLAND Media Group, Sioux Falls

2018

Gary Matthews

KBHB-AM, HomeSlice Media Group

2017

Jim Thompson

Creative Broadcast

2016

Angela Kennecke

KELO-TV

2015

Zach Nelson

Performance Radio

2014

Tom Brokaw Award 2014

Tom Hanson

KDLT TV

2013

Tom Brokaw Award 2013_2

Perry Miller

Brookings Radio

2012

Tom Brokaw Award 2012

Bob Faehn

KXLG Radio

2011

Tom Brokaw Award 2011

Dean Johnson

KXLG Radio

2010

Tom Brokaw Award 2010

Marcia Burdick

Schurz Communications

2009

Tom Brokaw Award 2009

Monte Loos & Bill Duhamel

Duhamel Broadcasting

2008

Tom Brokaw Award 2008

Mark Ovenden

KDLT TV

2007

Tom Brokaw Award 2007_2

Jack Caudill

KEVN TV

2006

Tom Brokaw Award winner Doug Lund

Doug Lund

KELO-TV

2005

Nancy Naeve

KSFY TV

2004

Dean Sorenson

Sorenson Broadcasting

2003

J.P. Skelly

KORN/KQRN Radio

2002

Mark Millage

KELO-TV

2001

Sherry Kurtz

KDLT TV

2000

Steve Hemmingsen

KELO-TV

1999

John Goeman

KJAM Radio

1998

Jerry Oster

WNAX Radio

1996

Helene Duhamel

KOTA-TV

1994

David J. Law

KWAT/KIXX/KDLO Radio

1992

Jim Davis

KWSN/KRRO Radio

1991

Fred Smith

KCCR/KLXS Radio

1990

Gene Hetland

KSOO/KPAT Radio

1989

William “Bill” Knutson

KOTA-TV

1988

Wayne Pritchard

KSOO/KPAT Radio

1987

Robert D. Hill

WNAX Radio

1986

Thomas M. Sheeley

KELO-Land

1985

Steve Hemmingsen

KELO-TV

1984

Jerry Dahmen

KXRB/KIOV Radio

1983

“Stu” Steele

KIMM/KGGG Radio

1982

Abner George

KTOQ Radio

1981

Tom Brokaw

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