McConnell named to Virginia Communications Hall of Fame

Lawrence McConnell, publisher of The Daily Progress in Charlottesville since 1995, was recently named to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. 

He also serves as regional publisher of the Charlottesville Newspaper Group under BH Media.

“I’m humbled and truly honored to be recognized in such a way,” McConnell, a past president of the Virginia Press Association and one of its Freedom of Information regional coordinators, said in a report. “It’s certainly not the reason I got into journalism and it’s not an honor I sought, but it’s a great honor to receive.”
Others being inducted are Michael Hardy, a former staff writer with The Virginian-Pilot and the Richmond Times-Dispatch; Bill Bevins, a veteran Richmond radio morning show host and talk show co-host at WTVR-CBS6; Regina Mobley, an anchor and reporter at WVEC-TV in Hampton Roads; Kelly O’Keefe, the chief creative strategic officer at PadillaCRT; and Don Richards, group vice president of Raycom Media. 

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