CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Veteran print and broadcast journalist Jim Shaver is being honored with the Robert Gallimore Distinguished Service Award.
The award announced Saturday is named after the Associated Press Chief of Bureau in Richmond between 1967 and 1985. It is presented annually to someone who has made significant contributions to the broadcast industry in Virginia.
Shaver led the fight for television and radio access to courtroom cases in Virginia decades ago. The former news director at WDBJ-TV in Roanoke began his journalism career in 1965 at the Floyd Press in southwest Virginia before heading to the University of Tennessee, where he served as writer and managing editor of the UT Daily Beacon.
He returned to Virginia and worked at The Roanoke Times before making the move to broadcast in 1975.
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