CNN’s Jim Acosta will receive an award from the New York Press Club for “his unwavering commitment to fact and journalism.”
The award is titled “Truth to Power.”
“We are proud to honor a man such as Jim Acosta, who has proven himself throughout his storied, decades-long career to be a journalist of the utmost integrity,” Press Club President Jane Tillman Irving said in a press release Friday.
Acosta serves as CNN’s chief White House correspondent and has repeatedly sparred with numerous officials from the Trump administration, including the President.
Back in November, the White House pulled Acosta’s press credentials after a heated exchange with President Trump during a news conference in which a White House intern attempted to wrestle a microphone away from him.
“CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them. You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN,” Trump told Acosta during the confrontation. “The way you treat Sarah Huckabee is horrible…You shouldn’t treat people that way.”
The White House claimed it revoked Acosta’s press pass due to his treatment of the intern, while CNN maintained that it was revoked in “retaliation” for Acosta’s “challenging questions.”
A federal judge later ordered the administration to reinstate Acosta’s press credentials.
Since then, Acosta has accused the President of being “hazardous to the truth,” and accused a fellow reporter from a conservative author of asking Trump “softball questions.”
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