VCCA Awards


The Virginia Capitol Correspondents Association bestows annual awards honoring career excellence in journalism through

its Hall of Fame.  Nominees must be former members of the Virginia Capitol press corps who have been retired from 

or left daily journalism covering the Capitol for at least one year.  Dues-paying members 

will choose up to two winners, who are honored and inducted at the February dinner.

The journalists who have been honored by the Virginia Capitol Correspondents Association for distinguished lifetime or career achievement are: 

James H. Latimer of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Robert H. Melton of 

The Washington Post, and Buster Carico of The Roanoke Times.

The 2011 winners were George Bowles with the Virginia News Network and 

Margie Fisher of The Roanoke-Times. The honorees for 2012 were Margaret 

Edds of the Virginian-Pilot and Ann Compton, who worked for WDBJ-TV and 

ABC News.  Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter 

Tyler Whitley and WWBT-TV reporter Jim 

Babb were honored in 2013. The 2014 honorees 

were Associated Press correspondent George 

Wilbur and Virginia News Network reporter 

Mo Donaldson.  Richmond News Leader and 

Virginian-Pilot reporter and columnist Guy 

Friddell was honored in 2015.  The 2016 

honoree was Richmond Times Dispatch 

reporter Michael Hardy.  In 2017, the VCCA 

honored WDBJ-TV videographer 

Randy Lynn.





















                                                                                                                                                              Photo: Anne Marie Morgan