AWARDS AND HONORS

 George Polk Award for Regional Reporting – 2001

 SPJ’s Sigma Delta Chi Award for Feature Writing – 2001

 Investigative Reporters and Editors Award – first place, 2001

 Clarion Award, investigative series – 2002

 Michael Kelly Award finalist –
2007

 Livingston Award finalist – 2007 and 2001

 New England AP News Executives Assoc., enterprise – first place, 2007

 C.B. Blethen Award, investigative reporting – first place, 2002

 C.B. Blethen Award, enterprise reporting – first place, 2002

 Ted Natt First Amendment Award – 2002

 SPJ Connecticut, in-depth series – first place, 2007

 SPJ Pacific Northwest, criminal justice reporting – first place, 2001

 SPJ Pacific Northwest, investigative reporting – first place, 2001

 SPJ Pacific Northwest, comprehensive coverage – first place, 1999

 Western Washington University’s Outstanding Journalism Graduate, 1997
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