Newspaper Carrier of the Year

Newspaper Carrier of the Year


Teresa Shaak




Newspaper Carrier of the Year award logo

Since 1959, the PNA Foundation’s Newspaper Carrier of the Year contest has helped Pennsylvania newspapers recognize the exemplary performance of newspaper carriers of all ages.  Throughout the years, golf outing sponsorships have sustained this special recognition program which has honored hundreds of youth, adult and senior carriers. Beginning in 2020, an awards luncheon will no longer be held by PNA, but cash prizes and certificates continue to be awarded.

Congratulations to the 2021 Newspaper Carrier of the Year winners!

  • First Place – Julius DeMicco, The Times News, Lehighton
  • Second Place – Mathew Cadugan, The Times News, Lehighton
  • Third Place – Richard Stratemeier, Trib Total Media, Greensburg
  • Honorable Mention – Jennifer Cox, LNP, Lancaster
  • Honorable Mention – James Schroeder, The Times-Tribune, Scranton

View our Press Release. Certificates and prize checks will be sent to the managers of winning carriers for local presentations.  View the virtual presentation of this year’s winners.

Don’t forget to recognize your newspaper carriers on these special days each year:

    • September 4 – National Newspaper Carrier Day
    • October 9 – International Newspaper Carrier Day (more details about this special day)

A lot has changed since the first ever newspaper carrier was hired (by The New York Sun back in 1833), but the fact remains that they continue to be an integral part of your success.  Every day, and especially on these two special days, show appreciation to all your carriers.

Newspaper carriers – past and present – take these special days to celebrate by sharing stories from your delivery routes and/or what you enjoy about being a carrier. Use #NewspaperCarrierDay to post on social media.