Jonathan Karl and Martha Raddatz to Receive Walter Cronkite Awards

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The two ABC News correspondents will receive the esteemed political journalism honors on April 19 in Washington, D.C.

ABC News correspondents Jonathan Karl and Martha Raddatz will be honored at the Walter Cronkite Awards, administered for exceptional election cycle reporting by the Norman Lead Center at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

The network's chief White House correspondent, Karl was named the winner of the National Individual Achievement category, due to his “refreshing and original” analysis of the campaign season's complex issues. During interviews, Karl excelled at “getting candidates to relax, but never backing away from tough questions. He has a unique style of storytelling. He’s likable, yet unrelenting in getting the facts," said the awards committee in a statement.

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Additionally, chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz will receive a Special Commendation for Debate Moderation, honoring her vice presidential debate duties. While facilitating the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan, the awards judges noted Raddatz was “an active moderator who struck the right balance between facilitating and shaping the debate. She posed excellent questions, asked for specifics and did her best to keep the candidates on point."

Karl and Raddatz will receive their Walter Cronkite honors during a ceremony on April 19 at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.