NEW YORK (January 22, 2014) Autism played a prominent role in Tuesday night's Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards ceremony. Michael Rosen, Executive Vice President of Strategic Communications at Autism Speaks, received his fourth DuPont Award for his work on the Newtown tragedy as the Executive Producer for “CBS This Morning- Saturday.” The Newtown story was followed closely by the autism community and the night's presentation video included a touching moment from a mother who is mourning the loss of her autistic child who was killed in the attack.
The Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award recognizes excellence in broadcast journalism.
Mr. Rosen joined Autism Speaks in April of 2013 after a career spent in television news. His work has been recognized with three Emmy awards, two Peabody awards and now his fourth DuPont Award.
Rosen currently manages all of Autism Speaks’ communications and public relations efforts in support of its mission. His 25 year old son Nicky has autism.