The Association of LGBTQ Journalists is excited to announce that Entertainment Weekly Editor-in-Chief Henry Goldblatt will receive the Lisa Ben Award for Achievement in Features Coverage at its annual L.A. Exclusive benefit event on Friday, June 1. INTO Editor-in-Chief Zach Stafford and CBS News correspondent Jamie Yuccas will serve as co-hosts of the event.
Each year L.A. Exclusive brings together some of the nation’s top journalists at the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, to show support for NLGJA’s mission to advance fair and accurate LGBTQ coverage. The event is chaired by NLGJA national board member Senta Scarborough.
“We are extremely proud to have Jamie and Zach serve as co-hosts this year,” said NLGJA Executive Director Adam K. Pawlus. “We are also beyond excited to present our Lisa Ben Award to Henry Goldblatt, whose work to cover the LGBTQ community at Entertainment Weekly has exemplified NLGJA’s values.”
Goldblatt was named editor-in-chief of Entertainment Weekly in 2015, where he previously served as the brand’s deputy managing editor and director of brand development. In 2014, Goldblatt was named deputy editor of PEOPLE where he provided editorial oversight to all brand extensions, ran the magazine’s front-of-book sections and managed staffing, budgets and publishing/editorial collaborations. A 20-year veteran of Time Inc., Henry Goldblatt began his career as a reporter at Fortune where he wrote about the media business and ran the magazine’s news coverage. In 2002, he moved to EW and was instrumental in integrating the brand’s print and digital editorial operations. Goldblatt was named one of Columbia Journalism Review’s “Ten Young Editors to Watch” and won a New England Press Association award for articles on AIDS awareness.
Stafford is the editor-in-chief of INTO, a new digital lifestyle magazine launched by Grindr in 2017. Prior to this role, Zach served editor-at-large of OUT Magazine and as an award-winning investigative reporter at The Guardian, where he covered justice, violence and social issues in both his column and long-form features. He regularly provides commentary on radio, podcasts and has appeared on the BBC, CNN and “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah”. And he also is the co-editor of the bestselling book “Boys, An Anthology,” as well as his latest photo-essay book, “When Dogs Heal,” which explores the lives of HIV+ people and the pets that saved their lives.
Yuccas is a CBS News correspondent based in Los Angeles. Yuccas joined CBS News as a New York-based correspondent for CBS Newspath in August 2015. Her reporting has been featured across all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. During her time at CBS News, Yuccas has covered high-profile stories including Orlando’s Pulse nightclub shooting, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics and the 2016 presidential campaign. Yuccas joined CBS Newspath from WCCO-TV, the CBS owned and operated station in Minneapolis where she had been a morning anchor and general assignment reporter since 2011. While there, she won two Emmy Awards and contributed reporting to the “CBS Evening News” and “CBS This Morning” for breaking news stories in the Midwest, including flooding in Minot, N.D., the Minnesota state government shutdown and winter weather and flooding across the region. She also won an Emmy Award for coverage of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.
For more information and ticket information, please visit www.nlgja.org/laexclusive.