The Los Angeles Press Club announced Friday that Marc Brown of ABC7 Eyewitness News will receive a lifetime achievement award.

Brown will be presented with the Joseph M. Quinn Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 63rd annual SoCal Journalism Awards Gala on Oct. 16.

“Marc has devoted his life and career to informing the community in his native Los Angeles,” Los Angeles Press Club President Lisa Richwine said in a statement. “He exemplifies the type of journalist we look to honor with the Quinn Award.”

The award’s namesake was the owner of City News Service and a onetime Los Angeles deputy mayor who served as president of the Press Club in 1957. Quinn died in 1979.

Brown is the co-anchor for ABC Eyewitness News, where he has worked since 1989. The Los Angeles native graduated from USC with a degree in broadcast journalism and political science and got his first on-air job in 1984 at KIEM-TV in Eureka. He went on to work as a reporter and anchor in San Jose, San Diego and Reno, Nevada, before landing at ABC7.

Other honorees this year include:

— Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN, President’s Award for Impact on Media;

— Bari Weiss, Daniel Pearl Award for Courage and Integrity in Journalism;

— Josie Huange of KPCC/LAist, Guardian Award for Contributions to Press Freedom; and

— Sean Penn and Ann Lee of the nonprofit relief group CORE, Bill Rosendahl Public Service Award for Contributions to Civic Life.

The gala will be dedicated to the memory of Ruth Pearl, mother of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, and Buster Sussman, a member of the LA Press Club since 1948 and a former LAPC director. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test will be required of all attendees.

More information on the event can be found at

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