LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Sportswriter Frank Deford has been selected to receive the 2013 William Allen White Foundation National Citation in February at the University of Kansas.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports he will receive the award at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 8 in Woodruff Auditorium at the Kansas Union.
Deford also is an author and commentator who has written for Sports Illustrated since 1962. He provides commentary on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” each Wednesday and is senior correspondent on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.”
William Allen White Foundation trustees choose a winner of the award annually in honor of the former Emporia Gazette publisher. Past recipients include columnist George Will and reporter Bob Woodward.
Deford plans to spend Feb. 7 talking with students at the university’s journalism school.