Current Magellan Award Recipient

2015 Order of Magellan

Ann Compton

Groundbreaking Journalist

magellan2014Distinguished news correspondent Ann Compton, recently retired after 40 years with ABC, received the Circumnavigators Club Order of Magellan for 2015.

Compton was the first woman to cover the White House for a major television news organization. During her career, she covered seven Presidents and ten presidential campaigns. Traveling with Presidents, Vice Presidents and First Ladies, she travelled to all 50 states and six continents.

She received an Emmy for her coverage as the only broadcast reporter onboard Air Force One on day of the September 11th tragedy.

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