NAB We Are Broadcasters Celebration

NAB We Are Broadcasters Celebration

This special Main Stage event features the presentation of the NAB TV Chairman’s Award, Crystal Radio Awards and Engineering Achievement Award. 

Informing communities. Helping neighbors in need. Providing a lifeline during emergencies. Reporting the facts and uncovering the truth. This is what broadcasters do best. This event celebrates local radio and television stations' vital role in our communities and their ongoing commitment to innovating to better serve their listeners and viewers.

Highlights during this celebration include the presentation of the TV Chairman's Award to an individual who is blazing trails in the industry and impacting the future of television; the recognition of 10 stations for their tremendous year-round commitment to community service with the Crystal Radio Awards; and the presentation of the Engineering Achievement Award to individuals for their outstanding accomplishments in the broadcast industry.

We Are Broadcasters Celebration

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Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell

Film and Television Actress
Photo Credit: Andrew Eccles

Kristen Bell currently stars as 'Eleanor Shellstrop' in season two of the TV series "The Good Place" with Ted Danson, which has been renewed for a third season by NBC. Up next, she will star in the Netflix comedy "Like Father" opposite Kelsey Grammer, and lend her voice to the animated film "Teen Titans Go! to the Movies," both set for release in 2018. Bell was most recently seen executive producing and appearing in the ABC special "Encore," about former high-school classmates who get together for an encore performance of their old musical theater productions. She also reprised her role as 'Anna' in "Olaf's Frozen Adventure," a featurette based on the blockbuster Disney animated feature "Frozen," that was released alongside Pixar's "Coco." She is working on the sequel to "Frozen," scheduled to hit theaters in fall 2019. "Frozen" has grossed over $1.2 billion worldwide, making it the highest grossing animated film of all time. Bell also recently starred in "A Bad Moms Christmas," alongside Mila Kunis and Kathryn Hahn. The film is a sequel to 2016's "Bad Moms," the first STX film to gross over $100m domestically.

In 2016, Bell was seen as 'Jeannie Van Der Hooven' in the Showtime series "House of Lies" opposite Don Cheadle, which wrapped its fifth and final season. In 2014, Bell reprised her beloved title role in Warner Brothers' film "Veronica Mars," which raised $2 million on Kickstarter in less than eleven hours and broke the record at the time for the fastest project to reach $1 million and $2 million. She appeared in a guest-starring arc on NBC's hit series "Parks & Recreation" and played the lead role in the independent film "The Lifeguard," which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. She also starred in and co-produced the comedy "Hit & Run," written and directed by her husband Dax Shepard.

Her other film credits include: "CHIPs," "How To Be A Latin Lover," "The Boss," "Movie 43," "Some Girls," "Writers," "Big Miracle," "You Again," "Burlesque," "When in Rome," "Couples Retreat," "Forgetting Sarah Marshall," "Pulse," "Serious Moonlight" and David Mamet's "Spartan." Her television credits include: "Veronica Mars," "Unsupervised," "Deadwood," "Heroes" and "Party Down."

Her Broadway credits include "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Crucible," opposite Liam Neeson and Laura Linney. Her Off-Broadway credits include "Reefer Madness" and "A Little Night Music."

Television Chairman's Award

Presented at the NAB We Are Broadcasters Celebration

Established to recognize individuals for significant achievement in one or more specific art disciplines in television, the NAB Television Chairman's Award first debuted in 2009 with four-time Emmy and two-time Golden Globe-winning actor Kelsey Grammar as the recipient.

The 2017 recipient was award-winning actress and producer America Ferrera.

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NAB We Are Broadcasters Celebration

April 10, 2018 | North Hall


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