The 2011 Front Page Awards


By Alex Alvarez Comment

FishbowlNY was fortunate enough to be invited as one of Marie Claire magazine’s guests to this year’s Front Page Awards, presented by The Newswomen’s Club of New York, honoring female journalists across a variety of media. The title’s editor at large, Abigail Pesta, was among the evening’s honorees for her piece “An American Tragedy,” which provided a harrowing, in-depth glimpse into honor killings in the U.S.

This year’s dinner was held at the Down Town Club in the Financial District and hosted by Toni Reinhold, president of the Newswomen’s Club and a reporter for Reuters.

Among the bold names at the event was anchor Dan Rather, who attended in support of his colleagues at “Dan Rather Reports,” several of whom won awards last night.

For a full list of the evening’s winners, click through.


In-depth reporting: Betsy Pisik, “Lost Story of the Lost Continent: How Rape is Used as a Tool of War in Congo,” The Washington Times

Beat reporting: Amy Chozick, “Reporting on Television,” The Wall Street Journal

Features: Denise Bonilla, “Alzheimer’s: The Love and the Heartbreak,” Newsday


In-depth reporting: Barbara Mantel, “Terrorism and the Internet,” CQ Global Research

Multimedia: Jessica Bennett, Monica Parra, Cara Phillips, Susanna Schrobsdorff, Raina Kelley, “The Beauty Advantage,” Newsweek


In-depth reporting: Carole Zimmer, “Shut Out: Jobs on Lockdown,” Bloomberg


Spot news: Michelle Nichols, “G20 Demonstrations in Pittsburgh,” Reuters

In-depth: Manuela Badawy, “Special Report: Planes, Trains, and Frontier Markets,” Reuters

Feature: Christine Kearney, “Burmese Monks Who Fled to U.S. a Vanishing Breed,” Reuters

Beat reporting: Oshrat Carmiel, Sharon Lynch, “Coverage of Stuyvesant Town,” Bloomberg


In-depth reporting: Kim Balin, Sianne Garlick, Laura Minnear, “Pornland, Oregon,” Dan Rather Reports, HDNet

Feature: Jenny Nordberg, Laura Minnear, “Price of an Afghan Bride,” Dan Rather Reports, HDNet

Documentary: Kyoko Gasha (Reuters TV), “Mothers’ Way, Daughters’ Choice,” FUNTeL Productions


News: Meryl Gordon, “Coverage of the Astor Verdict,” Vanity Fair

Features: Abigail Pesta, “An American Tragedy,” Marie Claire

In-depth reporting: Nina Munk, “Rich Harvard, Poor Harvard,” Vanity Fair

Essay: Amanda Bennett, “The End of Life: Lessons from a $618,616 Death,” Bloomberg Businessweek


Spot news: Debbie Egan-Chin, “She was my Heart,” New York Daily News

Essay: Julia Xanthos, “Nosa’s Golden Gloves,” New York Daily News


Cultural criticism: Amy Fine Collins, “Toujours Couture,” Vanity Fair

Political commentary: Merle Hoffman, “Selecting the Same Sex,” On the Issues Magazine

Business / Financial commentary: Lisa Anderson, “Can Local Television Afford Investigations?” Columbia Journalism Review

New Reporter

Alexis Leondis, Bloomberg

Reporter of the Year

Gretchen Morgenson

Lifetime Achievement Award

Edith Lederer