21st Annual Hall Of Fame Banquet

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The annual Hall of Fame Banquet honors people for outstanding careers in journalism, their service to the Denver Press Club, or both. It is the highest honor the club can bestow to a Colorado journalist.

This year's honorees are political pollster Floyd Ciruli; Patti Dennis, vice president, news and talent development for Tegna, Inc. (owner of 9News); the late Carl Miller, a Denver Post alumnus and former regional director of government relations for Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Colorado; and Dave Krieger, former reporter and columnist for the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post who today is an editorial writer for the Boulder Daily Camera.
They join the late Mary Chase, known for writing the play titled "Harvey."
Tickets cost $65 per person and may be purchased at http://tinyurl.com/hr6zzn6
The reservation deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Ciruli founded Ciruli Associates, a consulting firm for public policy in 1985. He has been the preeminent pollster in Colorado, and Ciruli's research has been invaluable to school districts, public officials, candidates and political reporters looking for the next big thing.

Dennis has scaled the heights in a male-dominated field, serving as the longtime news director of 9News before her recent promotion. Her leadership in the newsroom helped keep KUSA-Channel 9 on top of the ratings for many years, with staffers winning numerous Emmys.

Miller, who died Aug. 5 at his Denver home, made his bones as a journalist, covering Denver and Colorado for The Denver Post, where he became one of the paper's top political journalists, serving as Capital Bureau reporter, editor and political columnist. He later served as regional director of government relations for Anthem.

Krieger's sports coverage helped familiarize Denver's rabid fans with starts such as John Elway, Doug Moe, Todd Helton and Patrick Roy. He was a city hall reporter in New England and at the Cincinnati Enquirer before joining the Rocky Mountain News in the 1980s.

Chase began writing plays in the 1930s while working for newspapers and doing publicity work for the Teamsters. She struck gold in 1948 when "Harvey" opened on Broadway in New York City. The play -- the story of a tipsy eccentric named Elwood P. Dowd and his pal, an invisible, 6-foot-1 rabbit -- won a Pulitzer Prize.
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By: The Denver Press Club

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