Erielle Reshef '01 Receives 2021 HHAA Distinguished Alumni Award

The Heritage Hall Alumni Association (HHAA) has honored Erielle Reshef (Heritage Hall Class of 2001) as the 2021 recipient of its Distinguished Alumni Award. Presented annually during the Heritage Hall Upper School Commencement ceremony, the award recognizes an alumnus or alumna who has exemplified the school motto – to Learn • to Lead • to Serve – through personal accomplishments, professional achievements, and/or humanitarian service. 

A former anchor and reporter with IBA English News (a nationally televised and internationally syndicated English newscast in Israel), Reshef became well-known locally as an anchor and reporter for KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City. In 2017, Reshef won a Heartland Emmy Award for her work on “KOCO Chronicle: The Investigation, Conviction, and Sentencing of Daniel Holtzclaw.” 

Currently a news correspondent with ABC News in New York City, Reshef can be seen on various ABC News platforms, including Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and ABC News Live.

During her multifaceted career, Reshef has helmed the anchor desk for breaking news events, provided live coverage of breaking stories, and reported on the ground across the U.S. and abroad. She has interviewed a diverse array of domestic and international newsmakers, from former President of Israel Shimon Peres to rock legend Ozzy Osbourne.

Presenting the award on behalf of the association, HHAA President-elect Sam McCurdy (Heritage Hall Class of 2005) noted Reshef’s dedication to her family, community, and profession. “Anyone who knows Erielle knows that family is the bedrock of who she is. Erielle epitomizes the Heritage Hall motto – to Learn • to Lead • to Serve – whether she is being mom to her boys, serving as a mentor to the next generation of aspiring journalists, or reporting live on the scene of breaking news,” McCurdy stated.

Upon receiving the award, Reshef remarked, “To say I am surprised and honored by this recognition would be an understatement. I take immense pride in my Heritage Hall community – especially as I celebrate the 20th year since my graduation – and always hope to make Charger Nation proud!” 

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