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 digital reporting for coverage of holiday lights, 2012

First place feature story, Colorado Press Association, 2006

First place news story, Colorado Press Association, 2004

Top 10 Book Editors in Colorado, Writing Tips Oasis, 2017 

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

Second place humorous column, Colorado Press Association, 2005

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

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

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

Third place education writing, Colorado Press Association, 2003

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

Clyde E. Moffitt Memorial Award and scholarship for outstanding journalism, 2000

First place regional Digital First Media DFMie award, December 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Second place education writing, Society of Professional Journalists, 2004

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

Third place online feature story for "The Lesson of the Needle," Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies, 2008

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

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

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

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

First place best verbal storytelling, Best of Scripps, 2005

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

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

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

Colorado State University Media Festival Cammy Award of Excellence, 2013

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

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

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

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

Colorado State University's Top Graduate in Journalism, 2002

Here are some awards I have received as a journalist, editor and book editor.

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