Kathy Jackson is the recipient of the 2013 Urban Wheel Lifetime Achievement Award. She is celebrated for her 21 year storied career as an automotive journalist with Automotive News.
Kathy’s decorated career included reporting for Automotive News Europe, serving as Editor-in-Chief of Automotive News Marketer, and expanding Automotive News’ coverage of Asian automakers based in Southern California.
Throughout her career, she has always been the first woman or the first black or both in the positions that she has held at Automotive News, as well as in the early days of her career working in radio and at Crain’s Detroit Business. Kathy is recognized as one of the best reporters to have ever covered the auto industry.
Peter Brown, Publisher and Editorial Director of Automotive News, will present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Kathy at the 17th Annual Urban Wheel Awards on Sunday, January 13, 2013.