Brian Williams will answer students' questions Friday at Temple University, where he is receiving the Lew Klein Excellence in the Media Award.
Williams is an accredited anchor with NBC Nightly News. He began his career in Kansas in 1981 and has worked in Philadelphia, Washington and New York.
NBC10's Emmy-winning journalist Tracy Davidson will also be honored for the Alumni in the Media award. She has created and hosted hundreds of community events and dedicates her personal time to community service.
John Oates -- musician with the band Hall & Oates -- will also be honored, along with Gerhart Klein, Larry Margasak, Claire Smith and Meredith Avakian-Hardaway.
The Klein Awards are taking place in Temple University's Mitten Hall at 1913 N. Broad St.
The event is held annually and features high profile participants, like former recipients Anderson Cooper and Whoopi Goldberg.