California Patch Editors Honored With 5 Press Club Awards

Renee Schiavone
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The Patch California team is proud to announce that we walked away with five press club awards in 2020, awarded to four of our experienced journalists in a variety of categories. News organizations from television, newspapers, magazines and online media were considered for these honors.

Two of the awards were awarded in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Press Club, while three were in San Diego.

Patch Managing Editor Autumn Johnson won second place for the category of Digital Media: Feature Story / Light Nature with her piece 'Dublin Woman Who Survived Brain Tumor, Bullying Writes Book.'

Patch Contributing Reporter Bob Porterfield was awarded second place for 'Got Earthquake Insurance? Most California Homeowners Don’t' in the category of Digital Media: General News.

Both Kristina Houck and Maggie Fusek were among the winners for the 47th Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards, presented by the San Diego Press Club.

Local editor Kristina Houck took home two first place awards this year. Winning in the category for Online and Daily newspapers: Feature - Light Subject was 'Vista Teen Surprises Sister With Quarantine Prom Amid Coronavirus.' For Online and Daily newspapers: Wildlife/Nature, she won the category with 'San Diego Area Animal Refuge Struggles Amid Coronavirus Pandemic.'

In the Online and Daily newspapers: Feature - Serious Subject category, local editor Maggie Fusek won second place for 'The Night CHP Helicopter Crews Spared 42 Lives From Fire.'

Please join us in congratulating these four dedicated journalists!

This article originally appeared on the Across California Patch