Anthony Mason, a senior cultural correspondent for CBS News, will be given the "SummerStage Icon" award at a fundraiser for the City Parks
Foundation 2022 on Sept. 29. The ceremony will, of course, take place at SummerStage in Central Park in New York.
At the ceremony, Mason will be honoured for "his important contributions to arts and culture and his lifelong love of New York City's parks.
." Mason was a co-host on "CBS This Morning" from 2019 to 2021. For seven years before that, he was a co-host on "CBS This Morning: Saturday."
He has talked to six U.S. presidents and other top federal officials, but the journalist is probably best known for his interviews with famous musicians like
Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Adele, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Cher, Mick Jagger, and Keith Richards.
The NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund will also get the "People and Parks" award for "helping to change New York City with their extraordinary
contribution to the care of NYC's parks and open spaces in a time of crisis." To help make the most of open spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic,
a group of national, family, corporate, and community foundations started the NYC Green Relief & Recovery Fund. The goal of the fund is to meet
the most urgent needs of the city's parks and encourage policymakers to address ongoing systemic challenges and policy concerns.