Pennsylvania Society of Professional Journalists:  Spotlight Award – 2014, 2009, 2007

Inland Press Association: 1st Place, Explanatory — 2015; 1st Place investigative — 2014, 2010; 1st Place, Local News – 2011, 2008

Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants: Truth in Finances Award, 2014, 2013

National Headliner Awards: Finalist, 2014

Society of American Business Editors and Writers: Finalist, 2014

U.S. Attorney David Hickton, on left, stops by WESA's Studio A to talk with me.

U.S. Attorney David Hickton, on left, stops by WESA’s Studio A to talk with me.

Press Club of Western Pennsylvania: Ray Sprigle Memorial Award for overall best reporting at a large-circulation daily publication — 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009

Scripps Howard Foundation: William Brewster Styles Award, recognizing outstanding national business and economics reporting — 2013

The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation: Finalist – 2012

Carnegie Science Award – 2010

Association of Health Care Journalists: 1st place, Awards for Excellence – 2009

Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors: 1st place, Investigative Reporting – 2009

Pennsylvania Bar Association: 1st Place, Special Report/Series — 2015

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Journalist of the Year – 2007, 2004; Best Enterprise/Investigation — 2014, 2008

Livingston Awards for Young Journalists, Finalist – 2005

Austria Press Agency: Writing for Central Europe Award, Finalist – 2004


East-West Center:  Fellow, Japan-US Journalists Exchange – 2009

German Marshall Fund of the United States: Journalism fellow – 2003


Photos by Stephanie Strassburg.