Awards Summary

This is one of three individual journalism award certificates presented to me in 2009.


My professional background is rooted in print sports journalism. I have years of experience writing sports, news and web-based stories dating back to my first byline at the St. Cloud State college newspaper in 2003.

I take pride in producing great journalism and my efforts have been recognized with many journalism excellence awards throughout my professional career.

2014 Associated Press Sports Editors Contest

  • Multimedia Top 2 for the in-depth Legendary Ladies project (Mike Organ, Dave Ammenheuser and Eric Stromgren).
  • Website Honorable Mention for Tennessean.com (75,001 to 175,000 circulation/750,001 to 1.999 million unique monthly visitors division)

2013 Associated Press Sports Editors Website Contest

  • Tennessean.com received Top 10 honors (500,000-1.9 million monthly users division).
  • This marked the first time The Tennessean was recognized in the Top 10 by this organization.

2012 Gannett Fourth Quarter Awards of Excellence

  • Finalist (Staff). I was the night digital content producer.
  • Judge’s comments: For late-night coverage of a police officer who was shot and killed while responding to a “welfare check” at an apartment.

    Judges said: “St. Cloud did a fine job of jumping on a breaking news story late at night. The police officer was shot and killed shortly after 10 p.m. and St. Cloud’s night digital content producer dashed to the scene. He immediately began sending out Facebook and Twitter updates, followed by an online story, photos and video of a 3 a.m. press conference.

2011 Minnesota Associated Press Sports Association Sportswriting Contest

  • Third place: game story

2010 Minnesota Associated Press Sports Association Sportswriting Contest

  • Second place: game story
  • Second place: spot news
  • Third place: spot news
  • First place: special section (Bemidji Pioneer sports section)
  • Third place: general excellence (Bemidji Pioneer sports section)
  • Second place: design and editing (Bemidji Pioneer sports section)

2009 Minnesota Associated Press Sports Association Sportswriting Contest

2009 Minnesota Newspaper Association Contest

  • Second place: Sports Reporting for dailies up to 10,000 (Bemidji Pioneer sports section)

2008 Minnesota Associated Press Sports Association Sportswriting Contest

2006 Minnesota Associated Press Sports Association Sportswriting Contest

  • Third place: enterprise reporting