List of Hall of Fame Honorees

As part of The Deadline Club’s golden anniversary celebration in 1975, it established the New York Journalism Hall of Fame with the following 50 honorees:

  • Elmer Davis
  • Barry Farris
  • Pauline Frederick
  • Wes Gallagher
  • Julian Goodman
  • William Randolph Hearst
  • Roy W. Howard
  • Edwin L. James
  • Earl Johnson
  • Bernard Kilgore
  • J. Liebling
  • Walter Lippman
  • Henry R. Luce
  • Anne O’Hare McCormick
  • Raymond Morley
  • Edward R. Murrow
  • George Jean Nathan
  • Dan Parker
  • Alicia Patterson
  • Joseph Medill Patterson
  • Sylvia Porter
  • James Reston
  • Grantland Rice
  • Harold Ross
  • Damon Runyon
  • Arthur Hays Sulzberger
  • Herbert Bayard Swope
  • Roger Tatarian
  • Lowell Thomas
  • Dorothy Thompson
  • Stanley Walker
  • Paul White
  • Walter Winchell
  • Stanley Woodward

From 1975 to 2000, thirty-nine additional journalists were inducted into the Hall of Fame:

  • Mel Allen
  • Art Athens
  • Michael Bloomberg
  • Ed Bradley
  • George Brown
  • John Mack Carter
  • Irene Cornell
  • Douglas Edwards
  • Osborn Elliott
  • Morton Frank
  • Malvin Goode
  • Pete Hamill
  • Don Hewitt
  • John Hohenberg
  • Murray Kempton
  • Walter Kerr
  • Peter Khiss
  • James Kilgallen
  • Flora Lewis
  • Elmer Lower
  • Reuben Maury
  • John B. Oakes
  • Charles Osgood
  • Warren Phillips
  • Gabe Pressman
  • William Safire
  • Harrison Salisbury
  • William Shawn
  • Liz Smith
  • Walter “Red” Smith
  • Dr. Frank Stanton
  • Gloria Steinem
  • Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
  • Robert Trout
  • Dewitt Wallace
  • Lila Acheson Wallace
  • Mike Wallace
  • Barbara Walters
  • James Wechsler

The Club revived this tradition in 2013, with the induction of the following eight journalists:

  • Cindy Adams
  • Jimmy Breslin
  • Graydon Carter
  • Bob Herbert
  • Carol Loomis
  • Linda Mason
  • Bill Moyers
  • Norman Pearlstine

In 2015, The Club inducted the following six journalists into the New York Journalism Hall of Fame:

  • Max Frankel
  • Juan González
  • Lesley Stahl
  • Paul E. Steiger
  • Richard B. Stolley

NOTE: *The Deadline Club has revoked Rose’s membership in the Deadline Club’s New York Journalism Hall of Fame.


In 2017, The Club inducted the following five journalists into the New York Journalism Hall of Fame:

  • Terry McDonell
  • Steve Kroft
  • Nancy Gibbs
  • N.R. “Sonny” Kleinfield
  • Leslie “Les” Payne