Holliman to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Holliman to be inducted into Hall of Fame

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The late John Holliman (ABJ ’70) will be honored by the Georgia Radio Hall of Fame at a ceremony Oct. 19 in Atlanta. Holliman, along with Royal Marshall (AB ’92) and Leonard Postero (BS ’43), will be 2013 Legacy inductees. Jim Woodruff Jr. (M ’38) will receive the 2013 Elmo Ellis Spirit Award. Born in 1948, Holliman grew up in Thomaston and began his radio career broadcasting Little League games at age 14. After graduating from UGA he worked at WSB Radio in Atlanta and later the Metromedia Radio Network in Washington, D.C. From 1974-80 he served as the agricultural editor for The Associated Press Radio Network, receiving a Peabody Award for a documentary. After moving to CNN he was White House correspondent and later NASA reporter, covering space shuttle missions. In 1991, along with Peter Arnett and Bernard Shaw, Holliman gave the first live report from the middle of an airstrike during the Persian Gulf War. Following Holliman’s death in a 1998 car accident, Eleanor Helin of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory named an asteroid after him. Asteroid 6711 Holliman continues to travel through space. For more information about the ceremony, visit http://www.grhof.com.