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GAB's Hall of Fame 2020 Ceremony

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The Georgia Association of Broadcasters inducted its newest members into the organization’s Hall of Fame. They included WSB Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns, 50-year broadcasting veteran Dick McMichael who retired from WTVM in Columbus, Jim Powell, from the Atlanta Braves radio and Teya Ryan, current President and CEO of Georgia Public Broadcasting Media.

“It’s an amazing honor,” Ryan said. “I’m happy to join such an amazing group of people that have help build Georgia’s communications and I hope that I can continue to participate.”

In addition to GPB, Ryan has also worked in leadership roles at PBS, CNN and TBS. The event was emceed by fellow GAB Hall of Famer, Monica Kaufman Pearson.

“First of all, the Georgia Association of Broadcasters is the biggest supporter of broadcasting in the estate,” according to Pearson. "Then it’s my time to get to see all of my old buddies, particularly when they’re being inducted, like Glenn Burns today who I worked with for so many years and then Teya Ryan over at Georgia Public Broadcasting, who I also work for.”

In addition to the honorees, five students, including three from UGA, were awarded $1,500 scholarships from the organization during today’s luncheon. Activities continue Wednesday evening when Brad Nessler from CBS Sports will receive the Distinguished Achievement Award in Broadcasting and Cable.

The 2019 E. Lanier Scholarship recipients are Yash Bhika, University of Georgia; Carrington Lewis Valdosta State University; Doria Lacey, Columbus State University; Skylar Nicholson, University of Georgia and Tylar Norman, University of Georgia.