CNN’s Sanjay Gupta named 2024 Page Center Awards honoree

February 8, 2024 • Jonathan McVerry

Chief medical correspondent for CNN Dr. Sanjay Gupta was selected as a 2024 recipient of the Larry Foster Award for Integrity in Public Communication. Along with honorees Ursula Burns, chairwoman of Teneo Holdings LLC and founding partner of Integrum Holdings, and Kelly McGinnis, chief communications officer of Levi Strauss & Co., Gupta will participate in the 8th annual Page Center Awards, a free, online event at 4 p.m. ET on March 25.

The Larry Foster Award recognizes work by professionals in the journalism, public relations, business and public service sectors. The awards is a unique event that elevates the importance of integrity in these fields. It has become a marquee event that introduces professionals, students and the public to communicators who’ve built long careers through ethical and responsible leadership.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is the multiple journalism award-winning chief medical correspondent for CNN and host of the CNN podcast Chasing Life. Gupta, a practicing neurosurgeon, plays an integral role in CNN’s reporting on health and medical news for all of CNN’s shows domestically and internationally, and regularly contributes to CNN Digital.

Since 2001, Gupta has covered some of the most important health stories in the United States and around the world. In 2005, Gupta contributed to CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He is the host of the CNN Original Series “Chasing Life with Dr. Sanjay Gupta,” which follows Gupta’s travels around the world in search of the secret to living longer, healthier, and happier.

Visit the awards page to register and learn more about this year’s event and honorees.

Gupta is an associate professor of neurosurgery at Emory University Hospital and associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He serves as a diplomat of the American Board of Neurosurgery. And in 2019, Gupta was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, considered one of the highest honors in the medical field.

The purpose of the Page Center Awards is to celebrate icons of ethics, integrity and truth in public communication. The event supports innovative research by Page Center scholars and educational opportunities for students studying in communication fields. The Center’s research projects aim to build the scholarly and public understanding of ethics in communication. To date, the Center awarded more than $1 million in research funding to more than 300 scholars from around the world.

Areas of focus include corporate social advocacy, digital ethics, sustainability communication, advocacy, fake news and more. Other Center initiatives focus on educational opportunities like regular speaker series, oral history archiving and an online educational ethics module program that has reached more than 20,000 college students.