LPB CEO and President Beth Courtney Honored as Broadcaster of the Year

LPB CEO and President Beth Courtney Honored as Broadcaster of the Year
LPB produced documentary “In The Blind” also recognized as “Uniquely Louisiana”

Beth Courtney, President and CEO of Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) was named 2020 Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters (LAB). The Broadcaster of the Year Award is an honor given to the general/station manager who has “...provided significant contributions and service to the broadcast industry, and who has displayed the most outstanding record of civic achievement and public service...” and was presented to Courtney during LAB’s 2020 Prestige Awards luncheon on Tuesday, March 10.

Courtney, a Louisiana native born in Shreveport, joined LPB in 1976 where her interests in politics and her belief in the public’s right to know were put to good use. She reported on state government and moderated multiple political forums. She began anchoring what is now the state’s longest running broadcast program, Louisiana: The State We’re In. Logansport residents will recall Courtney as the daughter of the late Lt. Gen. John Spencer Hardy, who was a graduate of Logansport High School. Her grandmother, Addie Hunt Hardy Shull, lived on the corner of 2nd and Magnolia Street until her death in 1969.


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