RTDNF Bob Horner Scholarship
February 03, 2023
- Scholarship Description
Robert "Bob" Horner spent more than 45 years in journalism, starting in 1970. He is a native of the Washington D.C. area. He received degrees from the University of Missouri and American University before working at local stations for six years. He was a bureau manager and executive for CBS News before moving on to NBC News. In 1991 he founded the NBC News Channel, which provides news coverage to affiliates, foreign networks, and the programs and platforms of NBC News. He was President of that service until he retired in 2017. He received the RTDNF First Amendment Service Award in 2020.
Horner established the Bob Horner Scholarship in 2020 to fund undergraduate scholarships for journalism or communication students, with priority given to those students who intend to pursue a career in broadcast journalism or in some form of journalism that emphasizes the use of video, including documentaries and digital platforms, with the intention to benefit the general public.
The recipient of the Bob Horner Scholarship will receive $2,500 and an invitation to the RTDNA Conference.