Local ABC7 news anchor Maureen Bunyan is knighted

Newly knighted Maureen Bunyan with Ambassador Rudolf Bekink of the Netherlands.
Newly knighted Maureen Bunyan with Ambassador Rudolf Bekink of the Netherlands. (Photo courtesy Embassy of the Netherlands).

You’re more likely to find local ABC7 news anchor Maureen Bunyan at a news desk than a round table, despite her recently acquired status as a knight.

The Aruba native on Friday was  inducted into The Order of Orange-Nassau, a Dutch civic chivalric order, at the grade of Knight. The honor is given to “those who deserve recognition for exemplary contributions to society,” according to a press release.

The fancy-sounding status comes with a bit of bling — a pin Bunyan can wear on her shoulder when she wants to look particularly impressive — but not, alas, a title, though we hear her proud WJLA colleagues have taken to greeting her around the newsroom with mock bows and curtsies.

 

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Emily Heil is the co-author of the Reliable Source and previously helped pen the In the Loop column with Al Kamen.
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