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The Communications Alumni Group’s Hall of Fame was launched in 1998, the brainchild of Stewart Kampel, then president of the CAG, who proposed the idea, guided the Hall through its early years and was himself elected a member in 2009. Its inaugural inductees consisted of 12 people with remarkable track records in the broad area of communications. Ever since, the highlight of each annual dinner is the installation of a new crop of honorees elected by the CAG Board of Directors.

The men and women in the Hall of Fame have each made outstanding contributions to the broad world of communications, including such areas as media, public relations, advertising, fiction, non-fiction, film and theater. They range from newscast producers to movie producers, from copywriters to screenplay writers, from editors to essayists. Some have won the top awards in their chosen fields: Pulitzers, Oscars, Emmys and the like. Some have become household names. Others have worked behind the scenes. All have accomplished much, and all are sons and daughters of City College, now gathered under one umbrella, forever “bound by ties that naught can sever.” The CAG would like to acknowledge the work of Mort Sheinman, a 2003 inductee, who collected and collated all of the biographies that were originally published in the dinner programs through 2014, researching, updating and polishing all 120. The full roster of members, to date, is below.

 

Allen

Maury
Class of 1952
Journalism

Berger

Joseph
Class of 1966
Journalism

Bowker

Richard Rogers
Class of 1868
Journalism

Brooks

Stan
Class of 1947
Journalism

Bursky

David
Class of 1971EE, 1973MEE
Journalism

Chayefsky

Sidney (Paddy)
Class of 1943
Journalism

Cohen

Richard
Class of 1943
Journalism

Dash

Julie
Class of 1974
Journalism

Diaz

David
Class of 1965
Journalism

Dortort

David
Class of 1936
Journalism

Eaton

Roy
Class of 1950
Journalism

Finley

John Huston
3rd President of CCNY
Journalism

Finn

David Finn
Class of 1944
Journalism

Forsten

Michele
Class of 1976
Journalism

Foty

Tom
Class of 1970
Journalism

Frank

Betsy
Class of 1966
Journalism

Frank

Charlotte K.
Class of 1950
Journalism

Frank

Reuven
Class of 1942
Journalism

Gelb

Arthur
Honorary Degree 1997
Journalism

Getler

Michael
Class of 1956
Journalism

Gibson

William
Class of 1934
Journalism

Gilgoff

Henry
Class of 1968
Journalism

Giniger

Henry
Class of 1942
Journalism

Glazer

Dr. Nathan
Class of 1949
Journalism

Gornick

Vivian
Class of 1957
Journalism

Gralla

Larry
Class of 1957
Journalism

Gralla

Milton
Class of 1948
Journalism

Grauer

Ben
Class of 1930
Journalism

Harris

Leonard
Class of 1950
Journalism

Hijuelos

Oscar
Class of 1975,1976MA
Journalism

Jonas

Norman
Class of 1955
Journalism

Kalb

Bernard
Class of 1942
Journalism

Kalb

Marvin
Class of 1951
Journalism

Kampel

Stewart
Class of 1959B
Journalism

Kaplan

Linda Kaplan
Class of 1972
Journalism

Katz

Michael
Class of 1959
Journalism

Kaufman

Michael T.
Class of 1959
Journalism

Kazin

Alfred
Class of 1935
Journalism

Kitman

Marvin
Class of 1953
Journalism

Kosner

Edward
Class of 1958
Journalism

Kristol

Irving
Class of 1940
Journalism

Kroll

Jack
Class of 1954
Journalism

Labaton

Arnold
Class of 1954
Journalism

Lehman

Ernest
Class of 1937
Journalism

Leo

Jacqueline
Class of 1968
Journalism

Levine

Israel E.
Class of 1946
Journalism

Lewis

Claude
Class of 1958
Journalism

Lyons

Leonard
Class of 1927
Journalism

Malamud

Bernard
Class of 1936
Journalism

Malamud

Phyllis
Class of 1960
Journalism

Manoff

Richard K.
Class of 1937
Journalism

Mapp

Edward
Class of 1953
Journalism

Mayer

Robert
Class of 1959
Journalism

Mirisch

Marvin
Class of 1940
Journalism

Mosley

Walter
Class of 1991MA
Journalism

Nelson

Stanley
Class of 1976
Journalism

Neumann

Jonathan
Class of 1971
Journalism

Nevins

Barbara Nevins
Class of 1971
Journalism

O'Connor

John O'Connor
Class of 1957
Journalism

Offen

Neil Offen
Class of 1967
Journalism

Oreskes

Michael Oreskes
Class of 1975
Journalism

Patrusky

Ben Patrusky
Class of 1958EE
Journalism

Peck

Seymour Peck
Class of 1948
Journalism

Polonsky

Abraham Polonsky
Class of 1932
Journalism

Raab

Selwyn Raab
Class of 1956
Journalism

Raskin

A.H. Raskin
Class of 1931
Journalism

Redmont

Bernard S. Redmont
Class of 1938
Journalism

Riesel

Victor Riesel
Class of 1940B
Journalism

Riper

Frank Van
Class of 1967
Journalism

Rosenthal

Irving
Class of 1933, 1934MSE
Journalism

Rowen

Hobart
Class of 1938
Journalism

Samuel

Terence
Class of 1984
Journalism

Scheer

Robert
Class of 1958
Journalism

Schorr

Daniel
Class of 1939
Journalism

Seigel

Kalman
Class of 1939
Journalism

Shepard

Richard F.
Class of 1948
Journalism

Shepard

Stephen B.
Class of 1961
Journalism

Snyder

Joan
Class of 1957
Journalism

Socolow

Sanford
Class of 1950
Journalism

Stein

Robert
Class of 1947
Journalism

Stein

Sol
Class of 1948
Journalism

Tillman

Jane Irving
Class of 1969
Journalism

Torres

Hon. Edwin
Class of 1955
Journalism

Ubell

Earl
Class of 1948
Journalism

Wallace

Michele
Class of 1974, 1989MA
Journalism

Yarmon

Morton
Class of 1934
Journalism

Ziegel

Vic
Class of 1958
Journalism