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Awards & Honors

Award of Excellence: 2020 BEA Festival of Media Arts     

Won an “Award of Excellence in the “Radio Documentary” category for my podcast, “Hunger in Hamden: Episode 2 – The Keefe Center and Dinner for a Dollar” at the Broadcast Education Association’s Festival of Media Arts, an international competition of faculty creative work.

Best General Column (3rd Place): 2017-2018 Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Contest

My opinion piece, Niko, Chris, Orson, Diana, yikes! Please don’t name winter storms! won third place in the “General Column” category at the Connecticut SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism Contest

Named a “Top Teacher of Journalism” by Crain’s Newspro Magazine

The trade journal Crain’s Newspro selected me as a 2018 “Top Teacher of Journalism based on peer nominations. 

Best General Column (3rd Place): 2016-2017 Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism Contest

My opinion piece, Escape the Media Echo Chamber, won third place in the “General Column” category at the Connecticut SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism Contest

2018 NATPE Faculty Development Grant

I applied for, and received, a $1,500 grant from NAPTE (National Association of Television Program Executives) to spend three weeks “interning” at WTNH in New Haven. The program is designed to bring professors into local newsroom in order to build connections and improve teaching.

2010 National Edward R. Murrow for Breaking News Coverage                       

Produced the live breaking news coverage of a “Metro Train Collision” that won a national Edward R. Murrow award for “Best Breaking News” coverage.

2009 Capital Emmy Award for “Best Newscast”

Won a regional Emmy Award for “Best Newscast” for producing the 5pm newscast, “River Road Water Main Break” at WJLA

2009 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for “Best Newscast”

Won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for “Best Newscast” for producing the 5pm newscast, “River Road Water Main Break” at WJLA

2009 Chesapeake Associated Press awards for “Best Newscast”                   

Won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for “Best Newscast” for producing the 5pm newscasts at WJLA

2008 Chesapeake Associated Press awards for “Best Newscast”                   

Won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for “Best Newscast” for producing the 5pm newscasts at WJLA

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