The National Press Foundation's Board of Directors has rescinded Charlie Rose's 2015 Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, stating that "The Board strongly condemns workplace behavior that leads to exploitation, harassment or career limitations for journalists and staff of any age, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation."
Rose's self-titled show on PBS was cancelled in November after several women working on the program brought forward allegations of sexual misconduct. He was also fired from CBS, where he was a host of "CBS This Morning" and a correspondent for "60 Minutes."
Jon Sawyer, the Executive Director of the Pulitzer Center, serves on the National Press Foundation's Board of Directors.
The Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism is given each year to a "U.S.-based broadcaster for a body of quality work in video or audio journalism that represents the highest standards of journalism," according to the NPF website. "The award may recognize an individual's accomplishment in field reporting, producing, writing or work at the anchor desk." Previous winners include Wolf Blitzer and Nina Totenberg.
To read the full statement, please read the National Press Foundation's announcement.