Awards and Recognition

  • 2014 Circle of Achievement. Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business Journalism.
  • 2010 Winner. Peter Lisagor Award, Chicago Headline Club, for best breaking news story online, "The Blagojevich case: Like the Ali-Frazier Rivalry."
  • 2006 Winner. Florida Society of Professional Journalist, Awards of Excellence, St. Petersburg Times, "The Rhythm of Love."
  • 2000 Wrote "Ride of his Life," a sports centerpiece feature about a cancer surviving cyclist, Buddy Boren, that contributed to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's selection of Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) Top 10 Best Sports Sections for over 250,000 circulation.
  • 1995 Girl Scout Gold Award recipient. Earned the highest honor in scouting, the female equivalent to the Eagle Scout award.



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