George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship
A $6000 award is given to a journalism student from the University of Texas at Austin. George Foreman is a boxing champion, Olympic gold medal winner and celebrated pitchman. As a young man, he was inspired by President Johnson and by RTDNF founder Barney Oldfield. In his autobiography, By George, Foreman credits LBJ's Job Corps program for rescuing him "from the gutter." He also thanks Barney Oldfield, "for a lifetime of friendship, devotion, counsel and wisdom. The world would be a far better place if everyone were lucky enough to have a friend like you."
2013 George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship Winner - Christopher Adams | Reflections | Work Samples
Born and raised in Chippenham, England, Christopher Adams moved to Austin, Texas, in the summer of 2010. He’s currently a Broadcast Journalism senior at the University of Texas at Austin. There, he is the Assistant News Director of Texas Student Television, the only student-run FCC-licensed station in the country. He’s also the Executive Producer of KVR News, TSTV’s weekly live newscast. Christopher is an award-winning journalist, picking up accolades from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association. During his time as Executive Producer, KVR News has been recognized as one of the best newscasts in the country by College Broadcasters, Inc. Christopher’s main passion is weather, and an internship with the meteorologists at KXAN-TV in Austin helped to fuel this passion further. He intends to continue his education by studying Broadcast Meteorology at graduate level.
"I am truly honored and humbled to be the recipient of the George Foreman Tribute to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship, and I extend my utmost gratitude to the Radio Television Digital News Foundation for bestowing this honor on me," said Adams. "My passion lies with weather, and I plan to further my education by studying Broadcast Meteorology at graduate level. I believe meteorologists are heroes. They provide the public vital, life-saving information during outbreaks of severe weather, and my goal is to become one of those heroes. This scholarship from the RTDNF will undoubtedly help me on the path to my goal. I appreciate wholeheartedly this recognition of my hard work."
For a complete list of scholarship and fellowship winners update as they are announced, visit our 2013 winners page.