Jackie Robinson, a pioneer in television journalism
In NYC yesterday she was honored along with with legendary journalists such as Mike Wallace and Len Berman. Tonight, Hall of Fame journalist Jackie Robinson was the honoree at a community celebration for her retirement here in Syracuse. The roster of speakers and honors included representatives from the Mayor’s Office, Syracuse University, the Newhouse School, community leaders and the Onondaga County Legislature.
She was called out for being not only a great role model, but also a community activist and a great mother and wife.
Jackie Robinson, SU alum and homegirl
The celebration will continue tomorrow when a portion of James Street will be named in Robinson’s honor (Jackie Robinson Way).
Robinson also gave credit to her fourth grade teacher Mary Czirr (right), who was one of her special guests for the evening.