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Phoenix Crime Reporting:
Association of Alternative News Media, 2019. Best Beat Reporting, second place.

News 21 Voting Wars:

IRE, 2016. Student Reporting, Large

Editor & Publisher EPPY Award, 2016. Best College/University Investigative
Documentary Report

Radio Television Digital News Association, 2017. Student Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Digital Reporting.

Hillsborough Soccer Tragedy:

Arizona Newspaper Association, 2014. Best Sports Story.


Yarnell Hill Fire:

Pulitzer, 2014. Breaking News, finalist

Online News Association, 2014. Breaking News

Arizona Newspaper Association, 2014. Sustained Coverage

Scripps Howard, 2013. Breaking News

Best of Gannett, 2013. Breaking News


Tucson Shooting:

Pultizer, 2012. Breaking News, finalist

IRE, 2011. Breaking News, finalist

Scripps Howard, 2012. Breaking News

ASNE, 2012. Deadline News Reporting

Best of Gannett, 2011. Breaking News

Child Protective Services Project:

Best of Gannett, 2013. Public Service, finalist

Arizona Indicators Project:

Arizona Press Club, 2008. Project Reporting, third place.

Arizona APME, 2008. Public Service, second place


Maricopa Community Colleges:

Arizona Press Club, 2007. Best Investigative Reporting, third place


Homeland Security Coverage:

Society of Professional Journalists, 2005. National Sigma Delta Chi Award, Investigative Reporting, for “Missing the Target,” describing misspent homeland security funds.

Society of Professional Journalists, 2004. Northern California Chapter James Madison Award, Freedom of Information reporting, for “Missing the Target”

East Bay Press Club, 2004. Best Investigation for “Missing the Target”

California Newspaper Publishers Association, 2003. Freedom of Information Award for revealing how California’s terrorism fusion center snooped on political dissenters


Bay Bridge Coverage (various stories):

Society of Professional Journalists, 2005. Northern California Chapter, Investigative Reporting on for Bay Bridge Welds, documenting shoddy work and dangerous conditions on the bridge.

East Bay Press Club, 2004. General News for “The Bay Bridge Debacle,” showing how California lost control of its biggest-ever transportation project

APNEC, 2004. Business Writing, describing bridge building boom

California Newspaper Publishers Association, 2004. Business/Financial Writing for bridge building boom

Emmy, 2004: Appeared as key source on “A Bridge So Far: A Suspense Story,” a documentary about the delays and cost overruns on the Bay Bridge reconstruction

Older Awards (all East Bay Press Club):

2001, Best Series (BART crunch)

1998, Best Investigative News (Livermore Police Department)

1997, General News (Water Supply)

1997, Light Feature (Lost in Time)

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