• 2014 Kojo Nnamdi was voted Best Radio Personality in Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. Poll.
  • 2014 Kojo Nnamdi was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
  • 2014 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Salute to Excellence Award for Radio – Public Affairs: Interview/ Discussion for “Howard University and the Challenges Facing Black Colleges.”
  • 2013 Kojo Nnamdi threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Nationals Park on Aug. 30 as the Nats played the New York Mets. Watch video of Kojo’s pitch.
  • 2013 Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) Award for Outstanding Talk Show for the show, “Turmoil on the D.C. Council,” which aired June 7, 2012.
  • 2013 Kojo Nnamdi was voted Best Radio Personality in Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. Poll.
  • 2013 Kojo Nnamdi was named to Washington Life’s Power 100 List.
  • 2011 Gracie Award in the category of Outstanding Interview Program or Feature for the segment, “The Tech Sector and the Glass Ceiling,” which aired Sept. 20, 2011.
  • 2011 Public Radio News Directors (PRNDI) Silver Award for Best Local Call-In Program.
  • 2011 Gracie Award for exemplary programming about women for a program titled “The Challenges Facing Haiti’s Children.”
  • 2010 InterAction Award for Excellence in International Reporting.
  • 2010 James Beard Foundation Award for Best Audio Webcast or Radio Show, honoring the show’s focus on food and culinary-related topics.
  • 2009 My Source Community Impact Award for Engagement, from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
  • 2009 “Best Talk Show” and “Public Affairs” awards from the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association.
  • 2009 “Best Radio Personality,” “Best Local Politics,” and “Best Ethnic Reporter,”Washington City Paper’s Best of D.C. Readers’ Poll.
  • 2009 American Women in Radio and Television’s Gracie Award for Outstanding Public Affairs Program in a local market. Recognized for “Women & Public Policy: Selections from The Kojo Nnamdi Show.”
  • 2004 Greater Washington Urban League’s Whitney M. Young Jr. Community Service Award.
  • 2003 Library of Congress African American History Month Keynote Speaker, Kojo Nnamdi.
  • 2002 New York Festivals. Silver World Medal in the category of “Best Regularly Scheduled Talk Program Interview,” for an interview with outspoken former congressman Andy Jacobs.
  • 2001 National Council for Community Justice. Kojo Nnamdi was honored as a civil rights hero.
  • 2001 New York Festival. Bronze World Medal in the category of “International Radio Programming” for its show on “The United Nations and the Vatican.”
  • 1999 American Women in Radio and Television’s Gracie Award in the “Women’s Issues” category.
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