AWARDS

 

First place for use of social media in breaking news for coverage of the 2013 flood, Colorado Press Association, 2015

First place regional Digital First Media DFMie award, December 2013

 

First place regional Digital First Media holiday engagement project for holiday lights package, 2013

 

First place regional Digital First Media digital reporting for coverage of holiday lights, 2012
 

First place best series, Colorado Associated Press Reporters and Editors, 2006
 

First place for best humorous column writing, Colorado Press Association, 2010
 

First place feature story, Colorado Press Association, 2006
 

Thad Keyes award for series about Educate Africa, "The ripple effect," 2006
 

First place best verbal storytelling, Best of Scripps, 2005
 

First place news story, Colorado Press Association, 2004
 

Society of Professional Journalists Julie Galvan Outstanding Campus Member for top journalism graduate in the nation, 2001

 

Belknap Service Award from the nonprofit MESA (Moving To End Sexual Assault) for my news coverage of the issue of sexual violence, 2014

 

Top 10 Book Editors in Colorado, Writing Oasis, 2017 

 

Second Place for Health/General Reporting for "On Top of the World," Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies, 2017
 

Second place feature story, Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters, for "Vampires Among Us", 2012

 

Second place feature story, Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies, 2008
 

Second place personal column, Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies, 2008
 

Second place news column, Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters, 2008
 

Second place humorous column, Colorado Press Association, 2005
 

Second place education writing, Society of Professional Journalists, 2004

 

Colorado State University Media Festival Cammy Award of Excellence, 2013

 

Colorado State University Media Festival Cammy Grande' Expert Level for Modern Lois Lane blog, 2013
 

Colorado State University Media Festival Cammy Grande' column writing, for Boulder and the Beautiful columns, 2011
 

Colorado State University Media Festival Cammy Original Newspaper Feature, for "The Final Chapter," 2011
 

Third place for column/personal humor, Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies, 2017

 

Third place for best feature story, Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters, for "Evil Cheesey's Final Ride," 2015

Third place for best humorous column writing, Colorado Press Association, 2012

 

Third place for feature story, Colorado Associated Press Editors and Reporters, for "The Final Chapter," 2010
 

Third place online feature story for "The Lesson of the Needle," Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies,

2008
 

Third place entertainment-feature writing, Denver Newspaper Guild/Denver Press Club, 2005
 

Third place education writing, Colorado Press Association, 2003
 

Third place feature writing. SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards, 2002
 

Honorable mention public service, Colorado Associated Press Reporters and Editors, 2006
 

Honorable mention for specialty reporting on new youth beat, Best of Scripps, 2004
 

Colorado State University’s Top Graduate in Journalism award, 2001 and 2002
 

Clyde E. Moffitt Memorial Award for outstanding journalism, 2000

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