Before serving on the Headliners Foundation Board of Governors, Neal Spelce was the first broadcast journalist to win the coveted Texas Headliners award for news reporting. He also received the nation’s top award for radio news reporting from the national Society of Professional Journalists and the National Headliners Club highest award for “consistently outstanding television news coverage in the United States.”
Additionally, he was CEO of the company that produced the award-winning syndicated TV news programs “An American Moment™ with Charles Kuralt” and “An American Moment™ with James Earl Jones” that aired on more than 100 US TV stations. He is currently CEO of The Neal Spelce Company, having previously won the nation’s highest award for public relations and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Austin Advertising Federation. He was also honored with the Lifetime Trailblazer Award from the American Women in Radio and Television.
Named an Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Texas, College of Communication, he holds three UT communications degrees in Radio/TV, Journalism and Speech. He studied economics and government in graduate school at Columbia University while on a CBS Fellowship in News and Public Affairs. During his tenure with CBS he covered the United Nations General Assembly and participated in CBS’s Presidential Election Night news coverage.