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Big news in Tuscaloosa! TV and radio personality, Paul Finebaum, award-winning news anchor Jane Hall and more are to be inducted into The University of Alabama (UA) Communications Hall of Fame in October. We’ve got the details.
The University of Alabama College of Communication and Information Sciences will induct four new members into its Hall of Fame including:
- Paul Finebaum
- Janet Hall
- Charlie Monk
- Dr. Frank M. Thompson Jr.
The Communications Hall of Fame was created to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and accomplishments of individuals who have brought lasting fame to the state of Alabama through disciplines that are taught, researched and practiced in the College.
The induction will be held Thursday, October 13 in the Bryant Conference Center on the UA campus. Doors open at 5:30PM followed by a cocktail hour at 6:30PM then the ceremony will start at 7PM.
Tickets are $175 and can be can be purchased here.
2022 UA Communications Hall of Fame inductees
Paul Finebaum is a favored sports author, television and radio personality and former columnist who is best known as host of The Paul Finebaum Show on the SEC Network. His columns stemming from his days at the Birmingham Post-Herald, AL.com and Sports Illustrated, have garnered more than 250 regional and national awards. He is widely respected as an authoritative voice in his field.
Janet Hall has been delivering news to the City of Birmingham on WBRC for more than 40 years. Throughout her career, Hall provided coverage on the 1993 blizzard, tornado outbreak of April 27, 2011 and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Charlie Monk is a renowned leader in the Nashville music community and has created a lasting impact through radio, songwriting, record production and television for more than 60 years. Monk also hosts a weekend music and interview show on SiriusXM’s Prime Country radio station.
Dr. Frank M. Thompson Jr. is an award-winning former professor and director of The University of Alabama Forensic Council. His career began in 1980 and during his 33-year career at UA, he became one of the most successful forensic coaches in the nation.
Congratulations to the inductees!
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