AWARDS + HONORS

MIKE KESSLER | writer + editor | Los Angeles, California

2017 Knight-Wallace Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Finalist, 2015 City and Regional Magazine Award in the Civic Journalism category for “Gone Girls: Human Trafficking on the Home Front” (Los Angeles magazine, November 2014).

2015 Fellow, HF Guggenheim/John Jay College Center on Media, Crime and Justice

2013 Grant Recipient, The Investigative Fund.

Finalist, 2012 National Magazine Award in the Reporting category for “What Happened to Mitrice Richardson?” (Los Angeles magazine, September 2011)

Finalist, 2012 WPA Maggie Award in the Feature Writing category for “Undocs in the Shining City” (Mountain magazine, 2011).

Finalist, 2008 National Magazine Award in the Public Interest category for “Out in the Cold” (Denver’s 5280 magazine, November 2007).

Inclusion in Best American Magazine Writing 2008 (“Out in the Cold” in Denver’s 5280 magazine, November 2007.)

Winner, 2008 City and Regional Magazine Award in the Civic Journalism category for “Out in the Cold” (Denver’s 5280 magazine, November 2007).

Winner, 2008 WPA Maggie Award for Feature Writing for “Out in the Cold” (Denver’s 5280 magazine, November 2007).

Finalist, 2008 Northwestern University’s Medill John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism for “Out in the Cold” (Denver’s 5280 magazine, November 2007).

Finalist, 2007 City and Regional Magazine Awards in the Profile-writing category for “A Leg to Stand On” (5280, December, 2006.

Winner (as lead editor), 2007 City and Regional Magazine Awards for Leisure Interest category (“Dog City, USA,” 5280 magazine, August 2006).

Notable list of Best American Sports Writing 2006 for “Free Fall” (Skiing, December 2006).

Winner (as editor-in-chief) 2002 WPA Maggie Award for Best Quarterly Magazine (No Boundaries magazine).

phone: 323.248.1492
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