RTDNF Names 2017 Ed Bradley Scholar

November 27, 2017 11:00

Brea Hollingsworth, Florida A&M University

Ever since she could remember Brea has had a passion for storytelling. Brea was born and raised in Clearwater, Florida and is currently a senior broadcast journalism student at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. She is an anchor/MMJ for FAMU News 20 at Five and a writer and photographer for the FAMUAN newspaper. Brea aspires to have a career as a multimedia journalist for a national news program. "With a little hard work, time and preparation," Brea says, "anyone can go far, it just takes a little ounce of faith, and the belief that you can do anything."  

"I am always amazed and will be forever inspired by her wit, tenacity and attitude," says Kalisha Whitman, Assistant Professor at Florida A&M. "Brea puts her all into everything she does."

See some of Brea's work: Find Brea online at breadhollingsworth.wordpress.com or on Twitter at @brea_danielle13.

Ed Bradley is best known for his award-winning work in 26 years on CBS News’ 60 Minutes and as the first African American White House TV correspondent. Bradley received the Paul White Award from RTDNA in 2000 recognizing his lifetime commitment to excellence in journalism and the First Amendment Award from RTDNF in 2005 in recognition of his support of First Amendment rights. He passed away in 2006. Bradley established the Ed Bradley Scholarship in 1994. Since then, 20 young, aspiring journalists of color have received the award created by the late CBS News and 60 Minutes correspondent. Past winners have gone on to work for organizations including NPR, CNN, and Al-Jazeera America. They have enjoyed careers from reporter, anchor, and media attorney to Saturday Night Live comedy writer and White House speechwriter. The recipient of the Ed Bradley Scholarship receives $10,000 and an invitation to the Excellence in Journalism conference.

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