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May 17, 2005
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NABEF Announces MDS Fellowship Recipients

WASHINGTON, DC - The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) announced today eight fellowship recipients to attend the NAB Management Development Seminar for Television Executives (MDS) to be held July 24 - 29 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. Winners were selected from a pool of qualified candidates of demonstrated ability who show promise for future advancement in television.

The NABEF fellowship recipients are:

Edward Earl DeBerry
NBC News
Charlotte, NC

Chris Redgrave
KSL, Bonneville International Corp.
Salt Lake City, UT

Anthony Diaz
WTSP-TV, Gannett Broadcasting
St. Petersburg, FL

Anita Saenz-Carvalho
Radio KORO/KCRP, Univision/Telefutura
Corpus Christi, TX

"NABEF's fellowship program is one of a number of programs designed to promote diversity at all levels in broadcasting. We are grateful for the support of the McCormick Tribune Foundation and the NAB. These outstanding fellows are the future leaders of television," said Marcellus Alexander, president of NABEF and executive vice president, Television, at NAB.

The NABEF Fellowship Program was developed to promote diversity by increasing the pool of qualified broadcasters from minority groups who, to date, may not have been fully represented at the management level. For NABEF Professional Fellowship Application information visit www.nabef.org.

The MDS Fellowships are made possible through the generous support of the Robert M. McCormick Tribune Foundation and NAB.

The MDS provides attendees professional business skills that prepare them for the next steps in their careers. The course counts towards a station's required number of outreach activities under EEO rules. MDS will be held July 24 - 29, 2005 at Northwestern University.

The McCormick Tribune Foundation is one of the nation's largest charitable organizations, with current combined assets of close to $2 billion. The Foundation invests in communities, addresses human needs and promotes the ideals of a democratic society through innovative partnerships in four program areas: communities, education, journalism and citizenship. The foundation, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2005, was established as a charitable trust upon the death of Col. Robert R. McCormick, longtime editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune and founder of WGN radio and television. For more information, visit www.mccormicktribune.org.

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public interest in supporting and advocating: education and training programs, strategies to increase diversity, initiatives stressing the importance of the First Amendment, community service, philanthropy, and other timely broadcasting issues.

The National Association of Broadcasters is a full-service trade association that promotes and protects free, over-the-air local radio and television stations' interests in Washington and around the world. NAB is the broadcaster's voice before Congress, federal agencies and the courts. NAB also serves a growing number of associate and international broadcaster members. Information about NAB can be found at www.nab.org.

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