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HOLLYWOOD, Calif — The nation’s top entertainment journalists were honored Thursday in the Los Angeles Press Club’s first National Entertainment Journalism Awards.
“The judge’s were deeply impressed by the quality and variety of entries that came from top news outlets and freelancers across the country,” said Press Club President Chris Woodyard, a reporter for USA Today. “With 102 entries, there’s clearly a need for a competition to honor the best in entertainment journalism.”
Actress Maud Adams, the only actress to play the female lead in two James Bond epics, handed out awards for 2007’s best work for entertainment news and features; she also named the Critic of the Year for entertainment print, radio, television and online media.
Entries included work from top network affiliates from magazines like Esquire and People, and newspapers like the Baltimore Sun, Dallas Morning News, Tulsa World and Las Vegas Review Journal.
First-place winners included Matthew Garrahan of the Financial Times for best news story, print; and Jacob Soboroff for TV; and Darby Maloney and Matt Holzman of KCRW in Santa Monica, Calif., for radio; and Nikki Finke of LA Weekly for online.
For feature writing, Matthew Belloni, writing for Esquire, won for print; Jeffrey H. Howard of KCLV Las Vegas for TV; Queena Kim and Charles Solomon of KPCC in Pasadena, Calif., for radio; and Nikki Finke for online.
Critics of the Year were Ella Taylor of LA Weekly for print; Shawn Edwards and Russ Simmons of Fox4News in Kansas City; Joe Morgenstern of KCRW for radio; and Nikki Finke again for online.
Runners-up in all categories included Noe Tannigawa of Hawaii Public Radio; Richard Tomlinson, Fergal O’Brien and Monee Fields-White of Bloomberg; Mary Carole McCauley of the Baltimore Sun; Shawn Edwards and Russ Simmons, WDAF Fox4News, Kansas City; Sandie Newton, Mona Khanna, Billy Sexton and Daniel Penz. KTVT CBS-11 News; Beth Accomando, PRI’s The World; Claude Brodesser-Akner, Matt Holzman and Ray Guarna, KCRW; and Sara Shereen Bakhshian of the CW Network.
Others included Jason Bracelin, Las Vegas Review Journal; Michael Sraqow, Baltimore Sun; Jeffrey K. Howard, KVBC, Las Vegas; Manny Dela Rosa, KMIR6NBC, Palm Desert; Peter Noble-Kuchera, WFIU Public Radio, Indiana; and James Taylor of KCRW.
A complete list of categories and winners is posted at the Los Angeles Press Club’s web site, www.lapressclub.org. The Press Club, which traces its roots to 1913, is a 500-member non-profit entirely devoted to the pursuit of quality journalism.