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FRED MCLEOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP INFO

Fred McLeod Memorial ScholarshipANNOUNCING THE FRED MCLEOD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WITH THE CLEVELAND ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS

FOX Sports Ohio is pleased to offer the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters a new annual scholarship - The Fred McLeod Memorial Scholarship.

In honor of the legendary Cleveland broadcaster Fred McLeod, the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters (CAB), on behalf of FOX Sports Ohio, will award one (1) scholarship in the amount of $2,016 for applicants of 4-year undergraduate or graduate institutions or applicants of 2-year and recognized certificate institutions. Emphasis on Sports Broadcasting and Sports Marketing is not required but will be heavily weighted for consideration by the CAB scholarship committee. This scholarship is non-renewable.

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CAB SCHOLARSHIP INFO

The Cleveland Association of Broadcasters (CAB) administers and awards the annual Cleveland Association of Broadcasters Scholarships to qualifying students (see Eligibility section below).

For 2020, the Cleveland Association of Broadcasters will award Two (2) Scholarships in the amount of $2,000 for applicants of 4-year undergraduate or graduate institutions and One (1) $1,000 Scholarship for applicants of 2-year and recognized certificate institutions. These Scholarships are non-renewable.

The 2020 Scholarship Application is now available. Scroll down to complete application online or click here to download a printable application for returning by regular mail along with letter of recommendation from a faculty member, typed essay and information release to: Cleveland Association of Broadcasters, PO Box 15294, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 or via e-mail to info@cabcleveland.com by Sunday, March 15th, 2020. Scholarship winners will be notified on or about March 31st, 2020 with scholarships being awarded at the Awards for Excellence Dinner.

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CAB Legacy Honoree:  Paul Orlousky

 

Paul is an inductee into the Cleveland Press Club Journalism Hall of Fame--only the third television "street" reporter ever inducted. For more than 35 years, he has informed viewers in Northeast Ohio about the latest in breaking news, investigative, and feature reports. Nowhere was that more evident than in 2013 when he shocked Cleveland and the competition by being first to report the Ariel Castro story and the three women he had held captive in his home for a decade. Paul calls it the "biggest story of my career."

 Paul's career started at WKYC and in 1997, moved to WOIO and took his  confrontational  approach along with him. A perfect example of this and of his deep sources was Paul's aggressive coverage of the county corruption scandal; at times breaking details months before charges came. At other times, telling those under investigation that they would be charged. Paul says, "If we've got to ruffle a few feathers to get to the truth, so be it" adding "the questions we ask and observations we make are fair, not combative, but we expect answers."

 Paul established WKYC-TV's investigative team and put it on the map with hard hitting investigations, prompting Northern Ohio Live magazine to honor him as "the most effective investigative reporter" in Northern Ohio. It came after his expose of Cleveland police truancy and false ticket-writing. Some of the ticket writing and even a phony arrest warrant were aimed at silencing him. It resulted in his illegal placement on the NCIC database as a fugitive from justice.

Paul is the winner of many awards including several local Emmy awards. He has been active in several charitable fundraisers including, the Cleveland Scholarship Foundation, The Cleveland Clinic and Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate. His work with the American Lung Association Golf Tournament has helped raise more than $2.5 million dollars for the research of lung disease. In 2010, Paul and his wife Kim were named co-chairs of the Annual Catholic Charities Appeal. Nearly $10.5 million dollars were raised.

"As a reporter, I work best when I am out on the streets," Paul says. "That's where the stories are. There are so many great people out there. Some have happy stories, some have sad stories, and most have stories about how they are frustrated and are just looking for someone to help. That's where I like to be."

A Cleveland sports fan since birth, Paul was born in Elmira, N.Y., and began his broadcasting career in radio there while still a high school student. A graduate of the State University of New York, his early television credits include stops in Binghamton, N.Y., and Youngstown, Ohio. He enjoys a 38-year marriage and lives as he loves to say "on my beloved west side."

 


 

CAB Mission Statement

As a nonprofit  501c6 we work collaboratively as an industry to continue to advance excellence in broadcasting in Cleveland through education, social interaction, recognition and philanthropy.
  1. Promote the quality of broadcasting in the Cleveland area
  2. Provide a forum for issues concerning all segments of the Cleveland broadcasting community
  3. Foster greater understanding between those in the broadcasting sales, advertising and business communities
  4. Increase the level of professionalism among those in the Cleveland broadcast community
 


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