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McClatchy announces the winners of President’s awards

May 22, 2020

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

McClatchy announced winners of the annual President’s Awards that recognizes the best work from journalists across the company’s 30 local newsrooms. The winners were announced via a virtual awards ceremony held on livestream.

During the awards, Kristin Roberts, VP of News commented, “The winners of this year’s President’s Awards truly represent the extraordinary level of journalism being produced across our newsrooms. There has never been a more challenging time to be a journalist, and I want to express my deep gratitude to our winners and to everyone in our newsrooms who, every day, are delivering on our mission of essential local journalism in the communities we serve.”

The complete list of winners is as follows:

  • The Raleigh News & Observer – Andrew Carter, reporter and Jessica Koscielniak, video journalist
  • The Kansas City Star – Laura Bauer, Judy L. Thomas and Eric Adler, reporters; Shelly Yang and Reshma Kirpalani, video journalists; Neil Nakahodo, motion graphics
  • Miami Herald – Emily Michot and Brittany Peterson, video journalists; Julie Brown, Jessica Koscielniak, producers; Sohail Al-Jamea, motion graphics
  • The Sacramento Bee – Ryan Sabalow, Phillip Reese, Dale Kasler, senior writers, Alyssa Hodenfield, visuals and Nathaniel Levine, visuals editor
  • The Wichita Eagle – Chance Swaim, Jonathan Shorman, reporters, Dion Lefler, senior journalist and Jaime Green, visuals editor
  • Lexington Herald-Leader – John Cheves, reporter and Patrick Gleason, motion graphics
  • The San Luis Obispo Tribune – Monica Vaughan, writer, Cassandra Garibay, reporter, David Middlecamp, photographer, Stephanie Finucane, associate editor opinion page and Ashley Ladin, reporter (Intern)
  • McClatchy D.C. bureau – Tara CoppBen Wieder, Shirsho Dasgupta, reporters, Reshma Kirpalani, video journalist and Meta Viers, producer; Patrick Gleason, motion graphics
  • The Charlotte Observer – Ames Alexander, Gavin Off, David Raynor, reporter and John Simmons, photographer; Patrick Gleason, motion graphics
  • The Kansas City Star – Dave Helling, opinion writer and Katie Moore, reporter

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