awards


IA

The Des Moines Register

  • Coverage of Education Award, Iowa Newspaper Association

“Black Iowa: Still Unequal?”

  • Great Plains Journalism Award, Beat Reporting

  • Iowa Newspaper Association Award, Coverage of Education

  • Iowa Newspaper Association Award, News Story / Series

  • Leading the Way Award, United Way of Central Iowa

  • Star Award, The Des Moines Register


FL

FLORIDA TODAY

Portfolio of Work

  • National Award for Education Reporting, Education Writers Association, Beat Reporting (Click for link)

George Zimmerman verdict coverage

  • Florida Society of News Editors Award, Use of Social Media in Breaking News


OR

Statesman Journal

  • Tim Sly Memorial Award, Statesman Journal

“The Experience Factor”

  • Society of Professional Journalists Pacific Northwest Award, Education Reporting

  • Best of Gannett Award, Digital Innovation

“Oregon’s Financial Gamble”

  • Society of Professional Journalists Pacific Northwest Award, Investigative Reporting

  • Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association Award, Best Enterprise Reporting

  • Best of Gannett Award, Digital Innovation


MN

The St. Cloud Times

  • Harold Schoelkopf Award, The St. Cloud Times

Special Report: Train Derailments

  • Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists Award, Newspaper Best Overall Package

  • Minnesota Newspaper Association Award, Freedom of Information

  • Minnesota Newspaper Association Award, Best Investigative Reporting

  • Association of Minnesota Emergency Managers Award, Outstanding Print Media

“Balancing Act”

  • Minnesota Newspaper Association Award, Best Investigative Reporting

“Chlorine injures 38”

  • Minnesota Newspaper Association Award, Best Local Story

“DeSoto closes”

  • Minnesota Newspaper Association Award, Best Local Story

Sauk Rapids bridge “charticle”

  • Minnesota Newspaper Association Award, Best Use of Information Graphics and Graphic Illustrations




DC

American University

  • Magna Cum Laude and Honors

  • American News Women’s Club Scholarship Recipient

  • Hanna M. Sandler Award for Mathematics