Awards

NATIONAL AWARDS

Pulitzer Prizes

  • Finalist, Investigative Reporting, “Deadly Neglect,” co-written with Sam Roe, 2011

National Headliner Awards

  • First Place, Sportswriting, body of work, 2014
  • Third Place, Investigative Reporting, “Deadly Neglect,” 2011

Associated Press Sports Editors Annual Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Investigative Reporting, “On Thin Ice,” co-written with Philip Hersh, 2013
  • Honorable Mention, Feature Writing, “Understanding Brandon Marshall,” 2012
  • Honorable Mention, Investigative Reporting, Sports Charities Stories, 2011

The Livingston Award for Young Journalist

  • Finalist, “Pros Are Often Amateurs At Running Charities,” 2013

Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism

  • Runner-up, “Deadly Neglect,” 2011

National Headliner Awards

  • Third Place, Investigative Reporting, “Deadly Neglect,” 2011

Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal

  • Finalist, “Deadly Neglect,” 2011

REGIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL AWARDS

Peter Lisagor Awards for Exemplary Journalism from Chicago Headline Club

  • Finalist, Best Sports Story, “Dangerous Game,” 2015
  • Winner, Feature Writing, “Understanding Brandon Marshall,” 2013
  • Winner, Business Reporting, “Wrigley Rooftop Health Inspections,” 2012
  • Winner, Watchdog Award for Excellence in Public Interest Reporting, 2011
  • Finalist, Government Reporting, “Paid To Stay Home”, co-written with Alex Richards, 2013
  • Finalist, Best Sports Story, “Ex-Bear’s Charity In Disarray,” 2011
  • Finalist, Investigative Reporting, “Deadly Neglect,” 2011

Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Awards – Northwest

  • Winner, Government and Politics, “Legislature of Hard Knocks,” 2009
  • Winner, Watchdog, “Hopping on the Money Plane,” 2008

Additional awards from The Illinois Press Association, The Chicago Journalists Association and The Idaho Press Club