AWARDS
  • 2016 – National Edward R. Murrow Award from Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) for Net work Radio – Continuing Coverage for “Puerto Rico Exports Its Drug Addicts to Chicago” WBEZ & This American Life
  • 2016 Peter Lisagor Awards from the Chicago Headline Club (as part of a team) for “Puerto Rico Exports Its Drug Users to Chicago”
    • Broadcast Radio: Best In-Depth News Story,
    • Broadcast Radio: Best Feature Reporting
    • Non-Daily: Best Feature Story
  • 2015 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for Best Documentary (101+ Market) – Adriana Cardona-Maguigad, Ira Glass, Cate Cahan, Kari Lydersen, Bill Healy and Nancy Updike
  • 2015 Emmy Award Nominee from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Chapter (as part of a team) for “Colorado State of Mind: Unpaid Child Support” on Rocky Mountain PBS
  • 2015 Illinois Humanities Council Reporting Back Grant (with Kita Toby)
  • 2014–2015 Social Justice News Nexus Fellowship, Northwestern University
  • 2013 Peter Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club (as part of a team) for “Heroin, LLC” – Broadcast Radio: Best In-Depth News Series
  • 2013 Scripps Howard Award Finalist (as part of a team) for “Heroin, LLC” – WBEZ and the Chicago Reader
  • 2013 GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Award Nomination (as part of a team) for “Generation Halsted” for Outstanding Newspaper Series – Kate Sosin, Erica Demarest, Tracy Baim and Bill Healy
  • 2013 Peter Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club (as part of a team) for Feature Writing for “Generation Halsted: LGBTQ Youth Series”
  • 2011-2013 Community News Project Grant from the Chicago Community Trust and the Community Media Workshop (Public Narrative)
  • 2013 National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Award for Excellence in News Writing Award (as part of a team) for “Generation Halsted”
  • 2012 National Headliner Award from the Press Club of Atlantic City – First Place for Radio Documentary for “Auburn Gresham, Chicago”
  • 2012 National Association of Black Journalists Award for “Auburn Gresham, Chicago”
  • 2010 Peter Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club (as part of a team) for Investigative Reporting for “Inside and Out” – WBEZ
  • 2009 Carnegie-Knight News 21 Fellowship through Northwestern University
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