Longtime 10TV News anchorwoman Angela Pace will be inducted into the Silver Circle of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Ohio Valley Chapter, the station announced Friday.
Pace was selected to receive the honor for her lasting contributions to the industry.
The Silver and Gold Circles recognize television professionals who have performed distinguished service within the media industry for 25 and 50 years or more, with a significant part of their service done within the Ohio Valley region of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia.
Pace, a Columbus native, has remained in Central Ohio throughout her professional career. She has championed for victims of domestic violence, inner-city youth, drug prevention and a variety of other community issues.
Her involvement in community causes includes serving on the boards of directors for the I Know I Can program and the Inner City Games, and working on the DARE campaign in central Ohio and with the Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence.
Pace also serves on the board of directors for the Mid Ohio FoodBank, the Lincoln Theater Association, the Nationwide Children's Hospital Foundation, the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts and the Jazz Arts Group.
She served on the Capital University board of trustees for eight years and was also a member of the Capital University alumni board. Her work with the United Negro College Fund included hosting their annual telethon from 1987 to 1991 and serving as grand marshal for their walk-a-thon for four years. Pace is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Over the years, Pace was recognized with numerous awards and honors. Those she is particularly proud of include the 1994 Women of Achievement Award from the YWCA of Central Ohio; the Governor's Award for Journalism and Community Service; the Capital University Alumni Achievement Award; three Emmy awards; and a regional Telly award.
Most recently, the Columbus Bar Association established a foundation in her name. A large portion of the funds from that foundation has been used to help build the new Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children's Hospital.
"When you think Angela Pace, you think local legend," said Tom Griesdorn, WBNS-10TV president and general manager. "We are so proud of Angela's accomplishments and service to central Ohio throughout the years. Her commitment is unmatched and if there is such a thing as a single champion for our community, Angela is it. We are so elated that she has been recognized with this distinguished honor."
Pace will receive her formal induction during a daylong professional development seminar and celebration on Feb. 19 at The Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio.
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