Clooney was unable to make it to the ceremony as he was busy promoting his upcoming film The Ides of March, but he still made certain to honour Wershba by sending a message in his place.
Beloved TV journalist Wershba, who worked alongside veterans Walter Cronkite and Edward R. Murrow, passed away in May (11) at the age of 90.
He previously consulted on Clooney's hit movie Good Night, and Good Luck and was portrayed in the film by Robert Downey, Jr.
According to the New York Post, Clooney's statement read, "At some point in our lives most of us are faced with a decision that could jeopardise our career and our livelihood... He had the responsibility of holding our leaders to the standard that made this country great. At a time when we throw the word brave around too easily, Joe Wershba was truly brave. He risked everything and our world is better off because of him."