PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Pace University has named Daily Voice CEO Carll Tucker the 2014 recipient of the university’s Innovator Award.
The award will be presented at the Spirit of Pace Awards Dinner on Wednesday, June 18, at 6 p.m. at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
The event benefits the university's student scholarship program and special projects selected by Pace University’s President Stephen J. Friedman.
Tucker is founder, chairman and CEO of Daily Voice, LLC. Daily Voice publishes 41 community news sites in Westchester and Fairfield counties.
“I founded the Daily Voice based on my passionate belief in the power of hyperlocal news to build community engagement and improve people’s lives,” said Tucker.
“I see a bright line that connects my life’s work and Pace. Journalism and higher education both inform and encourage our citizenry. Pace does that every day through a broad range of academic programs from nursing, to education, to business, to biology. And Pace shares my commitment to community engagement.”
Pace President Stephen J. Friedman said, “Carll Tucker is one of the most energetic entrepreneurs I know. His passion and drive to succeed have propelled the Daily Voice, which is redefining community news delivery in the digital age. He is also a great friend to Pace and to many organizations in Westchester County and beyond. We are delighted to bestow on him the Innovator Award.”
Tucker founded Daily Voice in 2010. From 1981-99, he was editor and publisher of Trader Publications, which published The Patent Trader newspaper and a dozen other local publications in Westchester and Fairfield.
A native of Bedford, Tucker has three children and a granddaughter. He is married to Jane Bryant Quinn, the financial writer.