Awards & Press

2017

2017 Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting Award – Broadcast
National Press Club
“Broken system fails abused animals in Dallas”

2016

One of 30 journalists selected nationally to attend “Covering the Gap: The Impact of Economic Inequality,” a Robert McCormick Specialized Reporting Institute hosted by Poynter in Chicago, IL

Stephen Philbin Award for Excellence in Legal Reporting
Dallas Bar Association
“Broken system fails abused animals in Dallas”

First Place, Documentary/TV Magazine or Special
Texas AP Broadcasters
“State of Neglect”

First Place, News Documentary, Regional Edward R. Murrow Award
Radio Television Digital News Association
“State of Neglect”

Honorable Mention, Spot Coverage by a Station
Texas AP Broadcasters
“Salado bridge collapse”

2015

Lone Star EMMY, News Special
Lone Star EMMY Chapter
“State of Neglect”

Featured in Newsish podcast
“Social Healing and Ice Cream”

2014

Peabody Award
George Foster Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia
“The Cost of Troubled Minds”

2013

Outstanding Undergraduate Broadcast and Digital Journalism Student
USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Best Use of Social Media to Enhance/Promote a Story, Individual – Finalist
L.A. Press Club
“For Garcetti, Experience is a Double-Edged Sword”

Region 11 Mark of Excellence Award, General Television Reporting – Finalist
Society of Professional Journalists
“Urban Barn Teaches Teamwork through Horseback Riding”

Featured on Conrad’s Corner
“ATVN’s Vicki Chen: Giving a Voice to the Voiceless”

AWM SoCal Scholarship
Alliance for Women in Media, Southern California Chapter

Hal Fishman Memorial Scholarship
Radio and Television News Association

Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
University of Southern California

Dean’s List
University of Southern California
2009-2013

2012

Student Photojournalists Scholarship
James Alan Cox Foundation

Leslie Miller Scholarship
Good News Foundation

USC Dream Dollars Scholarship
University of Southern California

2010

Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society
University of Southern California

Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
University of Southern California

2009

USC University Scholarship
University of Southern California