MILWAUKEE – Craig Gilbert, Washington bureau chief for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, will be given the Milwaukee Press Club’s highest honor at its annual meeting on Sept. 17.
Gilbert will join the Order of the Knights of the Golden Quill, which recognizes journalists for outstanding professional accomplishment. Past honorees include President John F. Kennedy, investigative reporters Meg Kissinger and Raquel Rutledge, and sports columnists Gary D’Amato and Bob McGinn, among many others.
A longtime political writer, Gilbert has covered every presidential campaign since 1988 and chronicled Wisconsin’s role as a swing state. He has written widely about polarization and voting trends, earning recognition for his data-driven analysis.
Gilbert served as a writer-in-residence at UW-Madison, a two-time Lubar Fellow at Marquette Law School and a Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan.
Also being honored at the event is Peter Feigin, president of the Milwaukee Bucks and a tireless advocate for the Milwaukee area. Since taking the position in 2014, he has transformed the team’s business operations, led the effort to build the Bucks’ new arena, and helped revitalize the northern part of downtown Milwaukee by building an entertainment district around Fiserv Forum.
Feigin will be honored as a member of the Circle of the Knights of Bohemia, an honor bestowed upon community leaders, recognizing exemplary leadership.
The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at The Newsroom Pub, 137 E. Wells St., Milwaukee. Advanced registration is recommended. Click here to register.