First place, Opinion Column in Print, Long Island Press Club, 2012 awards, “Chasing mental illness – and feeling helpless”
Best Opinion Writing
Finalist, Deadline Club of the Society for Professional Journalists, for three columns written in 2010:
-Courts need more power over foreclosures.
-Women’s Paycheck Act is the wrong remedy.
-Special needs education costs are too high.
Distinguished Editorial Writing
New York News Publishers Association, 2008-09.
-New York’s budget is a disaster
-Albany needs a sustainable economic plan
-State Senate coup equals chaos
-Albany’s senators can’t let go of gripes
-Time to control childhood obesity
-New York needs to vie for education grants
-Sen. Joe Bruno’s guilty
-Charter schools offer an important alternative
Newsday Publisher’s Awards, 2008.
An independent panel of judges said the columns and editorials were “punchy, crisp and clear. Anne has something to say and she knows how to say it, as is evident in her sharp, smart editorial calling for Eliot Spitzer’s resignation.”
New York State Associated Press Association, first place, 2008.
Ongoing News Coverage
Pennsylvania Newspaper Association, large newspaper category, honorable mention, 2003. For an investigative series about financial misdealing at a mental retardation agency. The stories led to a probe by the state’s attorney general, fines and stricter oversight.
Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association, second place, 2003. Consumer issues with laser eye surgery.
Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association, large newspaper category, honorable mention, 2003. For a narrative story about babies born during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Women in Communications, Pittsburgh chapter, first place, 2003. The personal toll of job loss.
Golden Quill Award
Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, first place, science/health/technology story, 2003.
Girls entering puberty at younger ages.
Women in Communications, Pittsburgh chapter, honorable mention, 2002. “Future in the Balance,” a story for Pittsburgh magazine about one high school’s experience with 20 years of court-ordered desegregation.
Enterprise/Investigative Magazine Article
Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, first place, 2002. “Future in the Balance.”
Criminal Justice Coverage
Society of Professional Journalists, Ohio chapter, first place, 2001. A murder-for-hire story for Cincinnati magazine. Judges’ remarks: “A powerful masterpiece of crime reportage.”
Society of Professional Journalists, Cincinnati chapter, honorable mention, 1999. For exposure of abuses in psychiatric experiments. Stories led the University of Cincinnati Medical Center to discontinue inhumane “challenge” studies.
Society of Professional Journalists, Ohio chapter, second place, 1997. Computer-assisted analysis of a jail population, which led to the creation of more treatment programs for low-level drug offenders. Judges’ comments: “Solid use of stats, fine reporting.”
Associated Press of Ohio, first place, 1996 (team). Department store chain closing.
Breaking News Reporting
Press Club of Cleveland, second place, 1996 (team). Coverage of community decision to build sports stadiums.
Best News Story
Best of the Enquirer, first place, 1995.
Spot News Coverage
Gannett Award, second place, 1995 (team).
First Amendment Award
Gannett, finalist, 1995. Upholding open meetings law.
New England Press Association, first place, 1986. For a series of editorials and news stories that saved a historic building.