Awards

Entertainment, arts, talk show and news... John has received coveted honors in every facet of his career earning more than 40 journalism awards. Here are just a few of them.
  • NY Emmy Award, "ON THE SCENE" (with photographer John Capriotti)
    2009, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)
  • NY Emmy Award, On Camera Achievement Entertainment Reporting, 2005 (NATAS)
  • 12 Career Emmy Nominations for Arts and Entertainment, 2005 to present
  • National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award, Los Angeles Press Club, 2015.
  • 3 Gracie Awards, Alliance for Women in Media, 2015, 2012, 2006. "ON THE SCENE": Rita Moreno, Darlene Love, and photographer Helen M. Stummer interviews.
  • National Unity Award, "Another Side of the Street," Lincoln University 2003
  • South Asian Journalists Association, News Feature Award, 2002
  • New York Press Club, "ON THE SCENE," 2015, "Another Side Of The Street," 2003
  • Society of Professional Journalists, Deadline Club of NY Finalist, 2013, 2002
  • Garden State Association of Black Journalists Awards (6) : Entertainment, TV Talk, News: 2005, 2002, 2001
  • Garden State Press Club Awards (15) News, Arts, 2015, 2012, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002.

Special Appearances

NY Emmy Awards, Presenter, 2013, 2010, 2009
NY Emmy Awards, Nominations Presenter, 2010, 2009
NY Emmy Awards Broadcast, NYC-TV, 2013, 2010, 2009
"The Basie Is Back", Documentary, 2009
"Let's Do It Better", Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Panelist and Advisor 2002-2005

John conducts live stage conversations with accomplished entertainers and filmmakers.