2019 Excellence in the Media Awards & Newsmaker of the Year
The Press Club of Southeast Texas held its 28th Annual Excellence in the Media & Newsmaker of the Year Gala on Friday night, June 7, 2019 at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Beaumont.
Nearly 300 people attend the event which celebrated the club's 50th year, this year's Newsmaker of the Year and the hard work of hundreds of communication professionals from Southeast Texas.
Paula O'Neal, of "Some Other Place" was honored as this year's Newsmaker of the Year at the end of the night after all of the awards had been announced.
The four other Newsmaker of the Year finalists honored throughout the evening included Keith Carter, Bishop Curtis Guillory, the late W.T. Johnston and DeAndre Nico.
The winner was selected by popular vote among the club's members.
Hundreds of winners were collectively honored with 266 awards announced throughout the evening.
A total of 514 entries were received for this year's contest which featured 99 individual categories.
Eighty six first-place trophies were awarded along with 77 second place, 62 third place and 40 honorable mention certificates.
A full list of winners is available HERE.