Announcing the 2020 Utah Headliners’ Award Finalists

Hundreds of journalists from across the state submitted work for consideration of the 2020 Utah Headliners Awards. The local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists this week announced the finalists, who will be honored at the annual banquet on Aug. 5. The complete list of finalists appears below.

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The event, which will take place at Gallivan Hall, celebrates the best in Utah journalism and the incredible reporting done during a challenging and historic year.

We hope you’ll join us. Limited tickets and table reservations available. Take advantage of early bird pricing by getting your tickets this month.

Individual tickets and tables (seating eight) can be purchased here.

The Finalists

ABC4 News
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Jason Nguyen
Ellen Burmester
Erik Nielsen
Jesse Valdez
John Perry
Nick McGurk
Nicole Neuman  
Rosie Nguyen

Bennett Communications, Inc.
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Dave Blackhurst
Briana Stewart
Jeanette Bennett
Jessica Peterson
Utah Valley Magazine staff

Brigham Young University
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Joseph Carson
Blake O’Rullian
Ashley Pasley
Sarah Houssian

BYU Daily Universe
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Alicia Matsuura
Daily Universe staff
Elisa Huhem
Gabby Stockard
Jenny Goldsberry
Kevin Hatch
Lisi Merkley
Nick Gledhill
Rebecca Nissen
Sarah Houssian
Sydnee Gonzalez

City Journals
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Carl Fauver
Cassandra Goff
Josh Wood
Peri Kinder
Sarah Morton Taggart
Sona Schmidt-Harris

Daily Herald
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Ryan Olson
Genelle Pugmire
Doug Fox
Connor Richards

Davis Clipper
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Peri Kinder

Deseret News
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Adrienne St. Clair
Amber Perry
Annie Knox
Art Raymond
Ashley Imlay
Christian Sagers
Daeden Olander
Dennis Romboy
Deseret News staff
Dick Harmon
Doug Robinson
Erica Evans
Ethan Bauer
Heidi Perry
Herb Scribner
Jasen Lee
Jay Drew
Jay Evensen
Jeff Call
Jeff Parrott
Jeffrey D. Allred
Katie McKellar
Kelsey Dallas
Kim Bojorquez
Kristin Murphy
Laura Seitz
Lisa Riley Roche
Lois M Collins
Lottie Elizabeth Johnson
Marjorie Cortez
Matthew Brown
Mya Jaradat
Pat Reavy
Rex Warner
Rex Warner
Samuel Benson
Sara Israelsen-Hartley
Sarah Todd
Spenser Heaps
Steve Griffin
Trent Toone

Dixie Sun News
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Autumn Nuzman
Kristi Shields
Mitski Avalōx
Stephanie Dupar

FOX 13 News
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Aaron Kimbell
Adam Herbets
Amy Nay
Ben Winslow
Brian Schnee
Dakota Cleland
Doug Eldredge
Erin Cox
John Franchi
Kelton Wells
KSTU Staff
Lauren Steinbrecher
Matthew Lee
Michael Rank
Mike Riedel
Nate Carlisle
Paul Hanke
Richard Bork
Taylor Barrera
Taylor Murray
Vanessa Diaz

Freelance / Utah Public Radio
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Brian Champagne

Gastronomic SLC
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Stuart Melling

KPCW Radio
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Austin Booth
RJ Bunnell
Roger McDonough
Tim Pierce

KRCL 90.9fm
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Billy Palmer
Lara Jones
Risshan Leak
Sue Robbins

KSL TV
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Cindy St. Clair
Heather Simonsen
Josh Szymanik
Sean Moody
Shara Park

KSL.com
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Carter Williams
Jacob Klopfenstein
Josh Furlong
KSL.com Team
Lauren Bennett
Ryan Miller
Sean Walker
Xoel Cardenas
Yvette Cruz

KUER, NPR Utah
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Caroline Ballard
Chelsea Naughton
David Fuchs
Elaine Clark
Emily Means
Jon Reed
Kate Groetzinger
KUER Staff
Lexi Peery
Palak Jayswal
Renee Bright
Ross Terrell
Sonja Hutson
Tricia Bobeda

Lightbulb Communications
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William D. Hardesty

PBS Utah
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RaeAnn Christensen
Brenton Winegar
Carol Dalrymple
John Rogers
Kevin Sweet
Lee Ollerton
Liz Adeola
RaeAnn Christensen
Steve Crass

Salt Lake City Weekly
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Chris Vanocur
Benjamin Wood

San Juan Record
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Bill Boyle
David Boyle
Gary Torres
Rhett Sifford
San Juan Record Staff

Sanpete Messenger Newspaper
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Alison Anderson
Steven J. Clark

SLCC- The Globe
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Amie Schaeffer
Gina Portugal

St. George News
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Chris Reed

St. George Spectrum & Daily News
———————————–
Kaitlyn Bancroft

Standard-Examiner
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Emily Anderson
Mark Shenefelt
Ryan Christner
Ryan Olson
Standard-Examiner

Super Lawyers Magazine
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Riley Beggin

The Park Record
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Alexander Cramer
Jay Hamburger
The Park Record Staff

The Salt Lake Tribune
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Andy Larsen
Bethany Rodgers
Brian Maffly
Chris Samuels
Christopher Cherrington
Courtney Tanner
David Noyce
Eric Walden
Erin Alberty
Francisco Kjolseth  
George Pyle
George Pyle
Gordon Monson
Jessica Miller
Joshua Newman
Leah Hogsten
Libby Seline
Paighten Harkins
Peggy Fletcher Stack
Rick Egan
Rudy Mesicek
Rudy Mesicek
Salt Lake Tribune staff
Scott D. Pierce
Sean P.  Means
Taylor Stevens
The Staff of The Salt Lake Tribune
Tony Semerad
Trent Nelson
Zak Podmore

The Utah Investigative Journalism Project
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Eric S. Peterson
Taylor Hartman

Tooele Transcript Bulletin
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Ceilly Sutton
Clayton Dunn
Darren Vaughan
Liz Arellano
Tooele Transcript Staff
Tim Gillie

Utah Public Radio
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Aimee Van Tatenhove
Ashley Rohde
Eliza Hardy
Emily Colby
Harley Barnes
Kailey Foster
Kat Webb
Matilyn Mortensen
Matthew D. LaPlante
Mia Fairbanks
Naomi Ward
Shoshannah Buxbaum
Tom Williams
Utah Public Radio Staff

Utah State News Service
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Taylor Franson


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