A Cable News Network anchor-reporter is the recipient of the 1994 William Allen White Foundation's national citation.
Bernard Shaw, an anchor of CNN's "Prime News" and "Inside Politics," will receive the award this year.
Shaw will receive the citation and give the annual William Allen White Day address at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 11, at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union.
Nominations for the award are made by about 100 of the foundation's members. A committee names the award winner from the nominations. The award is given to a journalist who "mirrors White in service to profession and country."
"Bernard Shaw is an example of the best the television news has to offer," said Mike Kautsch, dean of the school of journalism.
"While his medium is different than that of William Allen White, I believe Mr. White would have respected the diligence of Shaw's reporting and the insight he provides to his viewers."
Shaw has worked with CNN since 1980. His service has included reporting live from Baghdad, Iraq, during he onset of Operation Desert Storm, and reporting for 30 straight hours during protests in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
He also has moderated a presidential debate and several presidential primary debates.
Before joining CNN, Shaw was senior Capitol Hill correspondent for ABC News from 1977 to 1980. He was a correspondent for CBS' Washington bureau from 1971 to 1977.