NAB Inducts FOX’s “America’s Most Wanted” into Broadcasting Hall of Fame

John and Callahan Walsh to Accept the Award

Since 1988, “America’s Most Wanted” has turned television viewers into armchair detectives, using viewer leads and information to help solve cases across the country and pursue justice for crime victims. John Walsh and his team of experts have helped law enforcement capture 1,195 fugitives and bring more than 50 missing children home to their families.

For prolific and Emmy-Award winning series host John Walsh, “America’s Most Wanted” supports his longstanding mission to be a powerful voice for crime victims around the world. Walsh originally launched the series on FOX in 1988 after his own son Adam was abducted from a mall near their home. Adam’s remains were found two weeks later. Through the experience of this tragedy, the Walshes founded the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and continue to fight for victims’ rights and for justice throughout the country and wherever children or crime victims are in need.

John Walsh accepted the award with his son and co-host Callahan Walsh. Callahan Walsh works with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children as a child advocate and uses his platform to promote child safety programs.

“For over three decades, ‘America’s Most Wanted’ has not only captivated audiences but has also played an instrumental role in aiding law enforcement, fostering safer communities and supporting victims and their families,” said NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt. “We are grateful for the efforts of the Walsh family, whose dedication and tireless commitment have shaped this iconic program. We are pleased to honor them as we induct ‘America’s Most Wanted’ into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame at NAB Show.”

The NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame recognizes radio and television personalities or programs that have earned a place in broadcasting history. Past television show inductees include “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “FOX NFL Sunday,” “Meet the Press,” “The Price is Right,” “Saturday Night Live” and “ABC’s Wide World of Sports.” Explore the complete list of past inductees here.

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