Washington, D.C. – Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) has named Fox News Senior National Correspondent John Roberts as the recipient of its 2011 National Newsmaker Award.
The award recognizes members of the media who have helped educate the public about substance abuse prevention, treatment and/or recovery, and who have contributed to CADCA’s mission of creating safe, healthy and drug-free communities.
Roberts will accept the award during the Awards Luncheon at CADCA’s 21st Annual National Leadership Forum, being held Feb. 7-10, 2011 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
John Roberts joined Fox News Channel (FNC), as a senior national correspondent, based in the Atlanta bureau, in January of 2011. Prior to joining FNC, Roberts co-anchored CNN's "American Morning" from 2007 to December of 2010.
Previously, he served as CNN's senior national correspondent and anchor of "This Week at War," examining international wars, including those in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Before joining CNN in 2006, he spent more than 14 years with CBS News, during which he was the chief White House correspondent, chief medical correspondent and anchor of the weekend editions of the "CBS Evening News" and "CBS Morning News."
Throughout his illustrious career as a journalist, Roberts has built the reputation as a newsman with integrity and commitment to journalistic principles. He brings this commitment to every story he reports, including those that matter most to our field, whether the topic is alcohol energy drinks, Rx abuse or marijuana legalization.
In addition, Roberts has been a longtime supporter of CADCA’s efforts to prevent substance abuse and train coalitions. For three years, he served as the Master of Ceremonies for CADCA’s Drug-Free Kids Campaign awards dinner, donating his time and energy to support CADCA’s mission.
As a longtime supporter of CADCA and community anti-drug coalitions, Roberts has used his media presence to help further CADCA’s efforts to build drug-free communities.
“We are very fortunate that there are members of the media like John Roberts who understand the importance of covering issues related to substance abuse and who are willing to lend their voice to support a good cause,” said CADCA Chairman and CEO, Gen. Arthur Dean. “This is a well-deserved honor and I’m glad that John has agreed to accept his award in front of our 3,000 conference attendees.”
CADCA's National Leadership Forum is the nation's largest training for substance abuse prevention and treatment professionals and researchers, featuring more than 100 training courses to help community and state leaders prevent and reduce substance abuse and its related problems.
The event, which includes nearly 100 workshops and plenary sessions, offers participants an opportunity to learn effective strategies to solve their community's substance abuse and violence problems, and to hear from the country's leading experts on drug prevention, treatment and recovery.
For more information about CADCA’s National Leadership Forum, visit http://www.cadca.org/events/forum21.