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As Reporter/Writer

 

2024 - Regional Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting (with KVCR) for  ("San Bernardino Police Involved in Fatal Shooting of Fleeing Man Both Have Histories of Alleged Excessive Force")

 

2022 -  Award (with ESPN) for Excellence in Coverage of Youth Sports, John Curley. Center for Sports Journalism, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA ("44 Years. 41 Allegations. Now the Past Is Catching Up" and follow-up stories, ESPN.com)

2020 - Emmy Award (with ESPN) for Outstanding Sports Journalism, Television Academy (“The Squad,” ESPN)

 

2020 -  Award for Investigations, Association of Press Sports Editors (“44 Years. 41 Allegations. Now the Past Is Catching Up,” ESPN.com)

2020 - Inclusion in Best American Sports Writing (with Mark Faniaru-Wada) (“44 Years. 41 Allegations. Now the Past Is Catching Up,” ESPN.com)

 

2019 - Award for Sports Writing/Reporting, Los Angeles Press Club (“Completely Driven: Mario Bonfante Jr.,” The Red Bulletin)

2019 - Inclusion in the anthology The Darkest Places: Unsolved Mysteries, True Crimes, and Harrowing Disasters in the Wild (Falcon Guides, 2019). ("Last Resort, originally published in Outside, March 2009)

2019 - Inclusion In the anthology Mile High Stories: 25 Years of Our Best Writing (5280 Publishing, "Out in the Cold")

2018 - Notable list, Best American Sports Writing 2018 (“Completely Driven: Mario Bonfante Jr.,” The Red Bulletin)

 

2018 - Profile Writing Award, Folio’s Ozzie and Eddie Awards (“Life and Limb,” The Red Bulletin)

2017 - Knight-Wallace Fellowship for Journalists, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (area of study, wrongful convictions)

 

2015 - Finalist, Civic Journalism category, National City and Regional Magazine Awards (“Gone Girls: Human Trafficking on the Home Front,” Los Angeles)

2015 - H.F. Guggenheim / John Jay College Center on Media, Crime and Justice Symposium, New York, NY

2013 - Grant recipient, Type Investigations (formerly the Investigative Fund), New York, NY

 (“Prison is the New Mental Hospital,” TakePart)

 

2012 - Finalist, Reporting category, National Magazine Awards American Society of Magazine Editors (“What Happened to Mitrice Richardson?” Los Angeles magazine)

2008 - Inclusion in the anthology Best American Magazine Writing 2008

 (“Out in the Cold," originally in 5280 magazine, Denver)

 

2008 - Award for Civic Journalism, National City and Regional Magazine Awards  (“Out in the Cold,” 5280 magazine, Denver)

 

2008 - Maggie Award for Feature Writing, Western Publishing Association (“Out in the Cold,” 5280 magazine, Denver)

 

2008 - Finalist, Public Interest category, National Magazine Awards, American Society of Magazine Editors (“Out in the Cold,” 5280 magazine, Denver)

 

2008 - Finalist, Medill John Bartlow Martin Award for Public Interest Magazine Journalism Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (“Out in the Cold,” 5280 magazine, Denver)

 

2007 - Bronze medal, Profile Writing, National City and Regional Magazine Awards      

 (“A Leg to Stand On,” 5280 magazine, Denver)

 

2007  - Gold Medal (as lead editor) for Leisure Interests, National City and Regional Magazine Awards (“Dog City, USA,” 5280 magazine, Denver)

 

2006 - Notable list, Best American Sports Writing 2006 (“Free Fall,” Skiing)

 

1996, 97, 98 - Editorial staff member of Outside, National Magazine Award-winner, General Excellence

 

As Editor or Co-Editor

 

2024 - Winner, 2024 Sacramento Press Club Journalism Award, Audio/Radio State Politics or Policy Feature category, for "California Nursing Homes are Becoming 'De Facto Mental Health Centers'," by Elly Yu (LAist) and Elisabeth Gawthrop (APM Research Lab).

 

2023 - Winner, 2023 National Murrow Award, News Documentary, for “Burned: How the U.S. Forest Service failed to protect a small town from the Caldor Fire,” by Scott Rodd (CapRadio), Caleigh Wells (KCRW), and George LeVines (The California Newsroom)

 

2022 - Finalist for 2022 Gerald Loeb Award, “Immediate Jeopardy: Death and Neglect Inside a Troubled Nursing Home Chain,” By Elly Yu and Aaron Mendelson, KPCC/LAist

 

2021 - Winner, IRE, OJA and Loeb awards, “Stuck:Deceit, Disrepair and Death Inside a Southern California Rental Empire,” by Aaron Mendelson, KPCC/LAist 

 

2007  - Gold Medal (as lead editor) for Leisure Interests, National City and Regional Magazine Awards (CRMA)            

“Dog City, USA,” 5280

 

1996-98  Editorial staff member of Outside, National Magazine Award-winner, General Excellence 

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