This year’s MMCD has gone virtual and is designed to be highly engaging. We’ll start the evening with a VIP Cocktail Hour (VIP ticket required) hosted by Sherri Shepherd and Kym Whitley. During cocktail hour, we’ll shake up two cocktails with decked out cocktail kits and a bottle of Blackleaf vodka shipped to all VIP ticket holders.

At 8pm, the doors to the virtual gala will open for an intimate evening saluting media diversity icons, political allies, and trailblazers. See the full list of honorees below.

  • Media Luminary/Icon: Richard “Dick” Parsons
  • Congressional Media Diversity Champion: Senatory Jacky Rosen
  • Congressional Media Diversity Champion: Senator Marco Rubio
  • Radio Broadcast Journalist Award: Maria Hinojosa
  • Print Journalist Award: Nikole Hannah-Jones
  • 2020 5th Estate New Media Influencer: Detavio Samuels
  • Television Broadcast Journalist: Lisa Ling