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65th Annual Los Angeles Southern California Journalism Awards

Updated: Jun 28, 2023

Actress Sharon Stone and television journalist Giselle Fernandez with her "President's Award," an award honoring her achievements and impact on media

Los Angeles, California, USA. 25th June, 2023. The Los Angeles Press Club (LAPC) held its 65th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. One of the highlights of the evening was actress Sharon Stone presenting the "President's Award" to television journalist Giselle Fernandez, who currently works as a news anchor for Spectrum News. She was honored for her work in journalism, impact on media, and excellence during her career.

The awards table with the honorary and lifetime achievement awards

In addition to honoring Giselle Fernandez with a "President's Award, actor/comedian John Leguizamo, also received a "President's Award" for his impact on media by promoting Latino culture through his work in the entertainment industry. News anchor and reporter for ABC7, David Ono, was bestowed with the Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement; Los Angeles Times’ journalist Alene Tchekmedyian received the Guardian Award for Contributions to Press Freedom, Gary Sinese received the Bill Rosenthal Public Service Award for Contributions to Civic Life and Bernard-Henri Lévy received the Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism. Gary Sinese and Bernard-Henri Lévy were unable to attend, so others accepted their awards on their behalf.

News anchor and reporter David Ono with his Lifetime Achievement Award

John Leguizamo with his "President's Award" from the LA Press Club for his work promoting Latino culture in the media

The LAPC has over 1,000 members and is over 100 years old. It is one of the most respected journalist organizations in the nation with a history of honoring the most celebrated journalists for their excellence and achievements in the media industry.

Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalists Nick Ut and Ringo Chiu on the red carpet. Chiu was honored with two awards at the event

The dinner table setting and stage for the awards ceremony

TV host Joey Zhou attending the 65th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards

TV host and founder of the Los Angeles Beverly Arts, Joey Zhou, became a new member of Los Angeles Press Club this year. This was his first LAPC event and he met many people including the Lifetime Achievement winner ABC7 David Ono and NBA/former Laker basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. When Zhou walked the red carpet, he was interviewed by BJ Korros of the Hollywood Moment media group.

TV host Joey Zhou is interviewed BJ Korros of the Hollywood Moment on the red carpet.

Joey Zhou (Joey Zhou Zheng) is an international TV host, event producer, founder of The Beverly Arts, the Los Angeles Beverly Arts (LABA) International Art Festival, TBA NEWS /The Beverly Arts News, the "Zhou Zheng Art Channel", and founder/host of the “Zhou Zheng Show” with 62.2 Channel and 31.2 Channel in Los Angeles which interviewed lots of celebrities from Hollywood and international celebrities from art, science, politics and business field. It was an independent TV talk show with millions of viewers.

TV host Joey Zhou with actress Kat Kramer

Originally from China, he used to work as a journalist for newspapers, magazines, and in 1991, he had a Radio Talk Show- “60 minutes with Zhouzheng” for 10 years on Sichuan Golden Bridge Voice. Joey came to the U.S. on an academic scholarship to Calvin University and completed a fellowship with the White House Information Agency in media communications. He returned to China to teach college as guest professor of Sichuan Communication University and began a career as a media host doing interviews for newspapers, radio, and television. Joey was appointed an honorary member of the Royal Society of St. George (RSSG), California Branch in 2019, an honorary member of the United Nations Association of the USA and a recipient of the President's Volunteer Award in 2020. In 2022, he received the American Culture Award from the RSSG.

TV host Joey Zhou with LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang attending by video conference from Beijing, China

LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang attended by video conference from Beijing, China and wished the honorees congratulations and much success in their careers.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and TV host Joey Zhou in the silent auction area

TV host Joey Zhou with David Ono

TV host Joey Zhou in the silent auction area where items are sold to help raise money for the LAPC

About the Los Angeles Press Club

The Los Angeles Press Club exists to support, promote, and defend quality journalism in Southern California. Our task is to encourage journalists by involving the public in recognizing such journalism together in belief that a free press is crucial to a free society. In addition, the Los Angeles Press Club provides a place for journalists to gather, network and learn from one another, especially through the sponsorship of events. The LA Press Club is the only organization in Southern California that speaks for all journalists in newspapers, magazines, radio, television and the Internet.

The Beverly Arts News is sponsored by JHSZ International Art Institute



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