The Lehrer Prize recognizes a standout idea, individual, or organization that has contributed meaningfully to improving the quality of life in New York City and the surrounding region. Community well-being is a phrase drawn from the public health arena that takes into account the combination of social, economic, environmental, cultural, and political conditions that affect people in a particular community.
The award is named after WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer, whose daily call-in show aims to build community by bringing listeners together with elected officials, community leaders, policy-makers, journalists, and each other to convene conversations about the issues affecting our city, our nation, and our lives. It was first announced at New York Public Radio’s 2019 Gala, which celebrated Lehrer’s 30th anniversary on WNYC.
LEHRER PRIZE HONOREES
Girls; Live, Love, Laugh, Inc.
H.E.A.L.T.H. for Youths