WEEK IN WOMEN: Quinta Brunson to be honored at Temple University – Brandy McDonnell reports

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Recent Primetime Emmy Award winner Quinta Brunson will be honored this spring with the 2024 Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award from Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication in Philadelphia.

The award, inspired by the legacy of media educator and broadcast pioneer Lew Klein, is presented annually to a media luminary whose work inspires students.

Past recipients include Oscar- and Grammy-winning musician and producer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, actor and producer Tina Fey, sports icon Charles Barkley, CNN anchor Jake Tapper and New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet.

A Philadelphia native, Brunson will receive the award May 7 at the Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards banquet. The ceremony also will include the induction of five prominent Klein College alumni into the college’s Alumni Hall of Fame and the presentation of the “Rising Star” award to a younger alumnus.

A writer, producer and actor, Brunson’s work is known for its creativity, humor and cultural resonance and has made her a significant figure in the entertainment industry. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN

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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell writes features and reviews movies, music, events and the arts for The Oklahoman, Oklahoma's statewide newspaper, and NewsOK.com, the state's largest news Web site. Raised on a farm near Lindsay, Okla., she started her journalism career in seventh grade, when she was elected reporter for her school's 4-H Club. Taking her duties seriously, she began submitting stories to The Lindsay News, and worked for the local weekly through high school. She attended Oklahoma State University, where she worked for The Daily O'Collegian and earned her journalism degree with honors. She worked for three years at small Oklahoma dailies The Edmond Sun and Shawnee News-Star. In 2002, she joined The Oklahoman as a features reporter, writing about movies, the arts, events, families and nonprofits. She moved to The Oklahoman's entertainment desk in 2007. In 2004, she won a prestigious Journalism Fellowship in Child & Family Policy from the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Along with her membership in AWFJ, she also is a founding member of the Oklahoma Film Critics Circle. Brandy writes The Week In Women blog for AWFJ.org.