Kiplinger Fellow, Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism, Ohio State University (2016).
Project of the year, Best of Gatehouse, public employee pensions (2010).
Honorable mention, Illinois Press Association, enterprise reporting, Illinois pensions (2010).
First place (tie), staff, Illinois Associated Press Editors Association, enterprise reporting, Northern Illinois University shootings special section (2008).
Second place, Illinois Press Association, news reporting, single story, “Midway Theater” (2008).
First place, Indiana Associated Press Managing Editors, feature writing, “Tricia Reitler – 10 years later” (2003).
First place, Gannett Well-Done, investigation, “Crime Scene” (2003).