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 - Inclusion (with Mark Fainaru-Wada) in the anthology Best American Sports

Writing 2020, “44 Years. 41 Allegations. Now the Past Is Catching Up.” (Originally on ESPN.com)

 

2020 -  Award for Investigations, Association of Press Sports Editors (“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

 

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Media appearances: ESPN; KCRW’s Press Play and To the Point; KPCC’s  All Things Considered, Madeleine Brand Show, and Take Two; Radio New Zealand’s This Way Up; WBUR’s Only a Game; The Today show; ID Discovery; and others

GUEST SPEAKER

Journalism workshops, classes, and events at California State University, Fullerton; Crossroads School (Santa Monica, CA); Lighthouse Writers Workshop (Denver, CO); Mediabistro (Los Angeles,

CA); Pennsylvania State University; Syracuse University; UCLA Extension; University of California, Irvine; and others.