My work has been recognized over the years with close to 100 reporting awards including a Peabody (shared with colleagues at WNYC), a national and two regional RTNDA Edward R. Murrows, several "Best Radio Reporting Portfolio" recognitions from the Oklahoma AP Broadcasters and Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists as well as honors from the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors, the North American Travel Journalism Association, the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI), the Garden State Journalists Association, and the Deadline Club.

 

Far From Home podcast – “Turkmenistan: Just Plain Weird”
Gold Award, Audio Travel Broadcast category
2018 Society of American Travel Writers Foundation’s Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition

Far From Home podcast – “An Eye-Opening Experience”
Second Place, Independent Podcasts Division
Public Radio News Directors Incorporated awards, 2018

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Far From Home podcast – “Turkmenistan: Just Plain Weird”
First Place, Podcast Features Category    
Garden State Journalists Association 2018 Awards

Far From Home podcast – “An Eye-Opening Experience”
Second Place, Podcast Features Category    
Garden State Journalists Association 2018 Awards

Far From Home podcast – “Culture Clash”
Third Place, Podcast Features Category    
Garden State Journalists Association 2018 Awards

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Far From Home podcast – “Turkmenistan: Just Plain Weird”
Silver Award, Travel Broadcast – Audio Category
2017 North American Travel Journalists Association Awards Competition

Far From Home podcast
Second Place, Best Podcast Category
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2017 Journalism Awards

 
  National Media Award for    body of work reporting on New Jersey's post-Sandy recovery  ,  Association of State Floodplain Managers, 2016 Read press release    here.

National Media Award for body of work reporting on New Jersey's post-Sandy recovery, Association of State Floodplain Managers, 2016
Read press release
here.

 

“Why NJ Got Billions Less than NY in FEMA Disaster Aid After Sandy”
Second Place, Print and Electronic Publication Investigative Category
Garden State Journalists Association 2016 Awards

“Two-and-a-half Years After Sandy, Storm Victims Continue to Struggle”
Third Place, Radio Feature Category
Garden State Journalists Association 2016 Awards

“NJ is Just a Storm Away from a Major Toxic Mess”
Honorable Mention, Radio Feature Category
Garden State Journalists Association 2016 Awards

“Legacy of Dupont Plant’s Pollution Looms Large for People of Pompton Lakes”
Third Place, Statewide Health, Science, Technology and Environmental Reporting
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2016 Journalism Awards

“Coverage of New Jersey’s Long-term Sandy Recovery”
Finalist, Reporting by Independent Digital Media Category
Deadline Club (NYC SPJ) 2015 Annual Awards

“Is Sandy Debris in Roxbury’s Fenimore Landfill Poisoning Town’s Children, Adults?
First Place, Online Health, Science, Technology and Environmental Reporting
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2015 Journalism Awards

“Elusive ‘Substantial Damage’ Letter a Stumbling Block for Some Sandy Survivors”
First Place, Online Feature Reporting
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2015 Journalism Awards

“NJ Spotlight: News, Issues & Insight for New Jersey”
First Place, Independent Online Publication Category
(part of reporting team recognized for being the best online news source in NJ)
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2015 Journalism Awards

“Coverage of New Jersey’s Flawed Sandy Energy Grant Program”
Third Place, Online Enterprise / Series / Investigative Reporting Category
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2015 Journalism Awards

Media Award for body of work reporting on New Jersey’s post-Sandy recovery
New Jersey Association for Floodplain Management 2015 Awards

“Coverage of New Jersey’s Flawed Sandy Energy Grant Program”
First Place, Print and Electronic Publication Investigative Category
Garden State Journalists Association 2015 Awards

“Fuzzy Math: How Hoboken Was Shortchanged Sandy Aid”
First Place, Radio Investigative Category
Garden State Journalists Association 2015 Awards

“Rinse and Repeat? No Easy Fix to Chronic Flooding”
Third Place, Radio Feature Category
Garden State Journalists Association 2015 Awards

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“Chris Christie, White House Ambitions and the Abuse of Power”
2014 Peabody Award Winner
(part of reporting team at WNYC / New Jersey Public Radio)

 

“The Long and Frustrating Road to Rebuilding the New York Region Following Sandy”
First Place, Continuing Coverage Category (among large newsrooms stations)
(part of reporting team at WNYC / New Jersey Public Radio)
Public Radio News Directors Incorporated awards, 2014

“No Plan in New Jersey for Long-Term Seal Level Rise”
First Place, Radio Enterprise Category
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2014 Journalism Awards

“Demolition Crews Finish the Job Sandy Started”
First Place, Radio News Category
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2014 Journalism Awards

“Town by Town, Jersey Shore Rebuilds Without State Plan”
Second Place, Radio Enterprise Category
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2014 Journalism Awards

“NJ Spotlight: News, Issues & Insight for New Jersey”
First Place, Independent Online Publication Category
(part of reporting team recognized for being the best online news source in NJ)
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2014 Journalism Awards

“NJ Sandy Recovery Fails to Consider Long-term Climate Predictions”
Second Place, Online Health, Science, Technology and Environmental Reporting
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2014 Journalism Awards

“Planning and Post Sandy Recovery”
Second Place, Online Enterprise / Series / Investigative Reporting Category
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2014 Journalism Awards

“Demolition Crews Finish the Job Sandy Started”
Finalist, Radio / Audio Reporting Category
Deadline Club (NYC SPJ) 2014 Annual Awards

 2014 Garden State Journalists Association awards

2014 Garden State Journalists Association awards

“No Plan in New Jersey for Long-Term Seal Level Rise”
Second Place, Radio Investigative Category
Garden State Journalists Association 2014 Awards

“Sandy, Climate Change and Chris Christie”
First Place, Radio Investigative Category (co-reported with colleagues)
Garden State Journalists Association 2014 Awards

“Town by Town, Jersey Shore Rebuilds Without State Plan”
Third Place, Radio Feature Category
Garden State Journalists Association 2014 Awards

“Post-Sandy Planning”
Second Place, Print and Electronic Publication Series Category
Garden State Journalists Association 2014 Awards

“Grab and Go: NJ Residents Get Quick Trip Home”
First Place, Radio News Category
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2013 Journalism Awards

“After Sandy, Residents Say the Jersey Shore Can Come Back”
Second Place, Radio News Category
New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists 2013 Journalism Awards

“World Views: Reports from Haiti”
Honorable Mention, Radio Interview / Talk Show Category (shared award)
2010-2011 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“View of Iraq”
First Place, Interview (among small newsrooms stations)
Public Radio News Directors Incorporated awards, 2008

“OKC Ford Center Vote”
Second Place, Radio Government Reporting Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2008

“Oklahoma Governor Surveys Tornado Damage in Picher”
Second Place, Radio Spot News Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2008

“Oklahoma Anti-Illegal Immigration Law Takes Effect” (shared award)
First Place, General Radio News Reporting Category
2007-2008 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Oklahoma Prisoners Seek Money the Hard Way”
First Place, Radio Feature Category
2007-2008 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Oklahomans in New Orleans”
First Place, Radio Interview / Talk Show Category
2007-2008 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

Second Place, Best Radio Reporting Portfolio
2007-2008 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“David and Andi”
Second Place, Radio Feature Category
2007-2008 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Oklahoma Prisoners Seek Money the Hard Way”
First Place, Soft Feature (among small newsrooms stations)
Public Radio News Directors Incorporated awards, 2007

Radio Sweepstakes Winner (most overall awards)
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2007

First Place, Best Radio Reporter Portfolio
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2007

“Plans for MG Plant Now Uncertain”
First Place, Radio Enterprise / Investigative Reporting Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2007

“Flooding in Guthrie”
First Place, Radio Weather Coverage Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2007

“Oklahoma Prisoners Seek Money the Hard Way”
First Place, Radio Feature Reporting Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2007

“Union Station: What Other Cities Did”
Second Place, Radio Enterprise / Investigative Reporting Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2007

“OK English Language Bill”
Second Place, Radio Government Reporting Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2007

“Oklahoma Ice Storm”
Honorable Mention, Radio Spot News Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2007

“Oklahoma Flooding”
Honorable Mention, Radio Spot News Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2007

First Place, Best Radio Reporting Portfolio
2006-2007 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Remembering Dustin Gould”
First Place, Radio Feature Category
2006-2007 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Review of the Ballot Initiatives”
First Place, General Radio News Reporting Category
2006-2007 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Pre-Election Political Wrap-up”
First Place, Best Radio News Talk Show
2006-2007 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Plans for MG Auto Plant Now Uncertain”
First Place, Radio Investigative Reporting Category
2006-2007 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Oklahoma Transit: Recognizing a Need”
First Place, Radio Series / Documentary Category
2006-2007 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Focus on the Fifth”
Second Place, Radio Series / Documentary Category
2006-2007 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Union Station: What Other Cities Did”
Third Place, General Radio News Reporting Category
2006-2007 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Oklahoma Voices: Oklahomans in New Orleans Since the Storm”
Special Recognition, Metro Radio Division, Special Programming Category
Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Outstanding Achievement Awards, 2007

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“Catfish Noodling”
Winner, Small Market Radio Feature Reporting Category
2006 RTNDA Edward R. Murrow National Awards

“Catfish Noodling”
Winner, Small Market Radio Feature Reporting Category
2006 RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards

“State Question 723: The Future of Roads and Bridges in Oklahoma”
Winner, Small Market Radio News Series Category
2006 RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Regional Awards

Radio Sweepstakes Winner (most overall awards)
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2006

First Place, Best Radio Reporter Portfolio
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2006

“What’s on the Ballot?”
First Place, Best Use of Sound
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2006

“KGOU Weekly Political Wrap-ups”
Third Place, Radio Government Reporting Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2006

“Debating the Death Penalty for Child Molesters”
Third Place, Radio Enterprise / Investigative Reporting Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2006

“Buzz-o-phone”
Third Place, Radio Feature Reporting Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2006

“State Question 723: The Future of Roads and Bridges in Oklahoma”
Third Place, In-depth Radio Reporting Category
Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors Capitolbeat Contest, 2006
            
“The Train-ing of Oklahoma”
First Place, Radio Series / Documentary Category
2005-2006 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Oklahoma Voices: Political Special”
First Place, Best Radio News Talk Show
2005-2006 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Oklahoma Voices: The Fearless Freaks”
Second Place, Best Radio News Talk Show
2005-2006 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Ban Sarhan’s Story”
Second Place, Radio Feature Category
2005-2006 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Recognizing Hunger in Oklahoma”
Second Place, General Radio News Reporting Category
2005-2006 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Debating the Death Penalty for Child Molestors”
Third Place, General Radio News Reporting Category
2005-2006 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

Third Place, Best Radio Reporting Portfolio
2005-2006 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“The Future of Roads and Bridges in Oklahoma”
Honorable Mention, Radio Series / Documentary Category
2005-2006 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest
            
“Walking a Mile in Each Other’s Shoes”
First Place, Radio Enterprise / Investigative Reporting Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2005

“Oklahomans Debate Tattoo Legalization”
Second Place, Radio Feature Reporting Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2005

“12/30/05 NPR Wildfire Wrap”
Third Place, Radio Spot News Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2005

“Arab Americans Remember the Oklahoma City Bombing”
Honorable Mention, Radio Enterprise / Investigative Reporting Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2005

First Place, Best Radio Reporter Portfolio
2004-2005 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Oklahoma Legislative Roundtable”
First Place, Best Radio News Talk Show
2004-2005 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Interview with Robin Finnegan and Krista Flannigan”
Second Place, Best Radio News Talk Show
2004-2005 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“KGOU Series on 2004 Oklahoma Ballot Questions”
Second Place, Radio Series / Documentary Category
2004-2005 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“The Case of Jimmie Ray Slaughter”
Honorable Mention, General Radio News Category
2004-2005 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“How to Forecast a Tornado”
Honorable Mention, Radio Feature Category
2004-2005 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists Awards Contest

“Arab Americans Remember the Oklahoma City Bombing”
Winner, Metro Radio Division, Special Programming Category
Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Outstanding Achievement Awards, 2005

“Walking a Mile in Each Other’s Shoes”
Crystal Award of Excellence (first place), The Communicator Awards, 2005

“Arab Americans Remember the Oklahoma City Bombing”
Honorable Mention, The Communicator Awards, 2005

“Catfish Noodling”
First Place, Radio Feature Reporting Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2004

“Oklahoma Senior Olympics”
Third Place, Radio Feature Reporting Category
Oklahoma AP Broadcasters News Excellence Competition, 2004
            

“Catfish Noodling”
First Prize, Local Lifestyles Category
North American Travel Journalism Association Competition, 2004

“The Stories of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows”
Certificate of Merit, Gabriel Awards Competition, 2004

Fellowship, Great Lakes Environmental Journalism Training Institute,
Michigan State University, June 2004