Free Expression Awards

Free Expression Awards

Celebrating the World’s Champions of Free Expression

Honorees to be recognized at The Anthem April 2, 2020

Free Expression Awards

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the 2020 Free Expression Awards? Contact Elizabeth Dickson:
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202/292-6371

The Free Expression Awards, hosted by the Freedom Forum, is the signature annual benefit supporting the educational work of the Freedom Forum Institute. The Awards recognize individuals for their courageous acts of, and contributions to, free and fearless expression. The 2020 Awards will bring together thought leaders, policymakers and philanthropists to celebrate those who are working in the areas of free speech, freedom of press, religious freedom and freedom in the arts and entertainment, and raise vital funds to support educational efforts that illuminate the importance of the First Amendment.

Award Recipients

Julie K. Brown

Julie K. Brown

Investigative Reporter, Miami Herald

Susan Stamberg, Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer and the late Cokie Roberts

Susan Stamberg, Nina Totenberg, Linda Wertheimer and the late Cokie Roberts

Founding Mothers of NPR

More honorees to be announced.

For a list of supporters of the 2020 Free Expression Awards please click here.


Steering Committee

  • John and Cynthia Lee, Dinner Chairs
  • Bret Baier
  • Mark and Sally Ein
  • Peter Nguyen and Joseph Reef
  • Barbara Wall
  • Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt

Honorary Host Committee

  • Senator Lamar Alexander
  • Senator Angus King Jr.
  • Senator Patrick J. Leahy
  • Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia
  • Congressman Tim Ryan
  • Senator Chris Van Hollen
  • Senator Mark Warner