Brody Mullins Wins Dirksen Award

bmul.gifThe WSJ’s Brody Mullins has won the 2006 Dirksen Award, FishbowlDC has learned.

“The Everett McKinley Dirksen Awards for Distinguished Reporting of Congress carry prizes of $5,000 each to the winning print and broadcast journalists…Entries will be judged on how well they covered the workings of the Congress as a whole, or helped illuminate the actions of elected officials or congressional staff, or described the workings of congressional policies.”

See a list of previous winners here.

UPDATE: More good news in the Mullins circle…girlfriend Lauren Poplawski of Qorvis was just named one of the 10 “rising stars” of PR yesterday by PR Week.

>UPDATE: Mullins won for his piece, “Behind Unraveling Of DeLay’s Team, A Jilted Fiancee,” which discussed Michael Scanlon and his former fiance Emily Miller.

>UPDATE: FishbowlDC can only assume that judges panel particulary loved Brody’s touch in getting the save-the-date card into the story, as well as his kicker to the story: “Friends say Ms. Miller still has Mr. Scanlon’s four-carat engagement ring.”