Past Winners

  • 2022   George “Scoop” Sample, Sample News Group
  • 2021   Rod Doss, New Pittsburgh Courier
  • 2020   Joe Sukle, Press And Journal, Middletown
  • 2019   Harry J. Deitz, retired, The Reading Eagle
  • 2018   David Martens, The York Dispatch
  • 2017   Vernon L. Wise, Jr., retired, The Butler Eagle
  • 2016   William R. Lynett, Times-Shamrock Communications, Scranton
  • 2015   James G. Blaine, retired, The Kennett Paper, Kennett Square
  • 2014   John A. Kirkpatrick, LNP Media Group, Lancaster
  • 2013   Ralph J. Martin, Trib Total Media, Pittsburgh
  • 2012   Sandra C. Hardy, Calkins Media, Levittown
  • 2011   George V. Lynett, Times-Shamrock Communications, Scranton
  • 2010   Harold F. Marion, Times-Shamrock Communications, Scranton
    2010   Willis W. Shenk, retired, Lancaster Newspapers, Inc.
  • 2009   Wayne Powell, retired, The Sentinel, Carlisle
  • 2008   Edward J. Lynett Jr., Times-Shamrock Communications, Scranton
    2008   David M. Beihoff, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • 2007   James E. Dible, Times Publishing Co., Erie
  • 2006   Edith Hughes, Gateway Newspapers, Monroeville
  • 2005   John J. Curley, Gannett Co., Inc., Arlington, Va.
  • 2004   Michael Mead; Edward Mead, Times Publishing Co., Erie
  • 2003   William B. McLean, Independent Publications Inc., Bryn Mawr
  • 2002   John L. S. Northrop;  William B. Northrop, Observer Publishing Co., Washington
  • 2001   Robert Fowler, Swank-Fowler Publications, New Bloomfield
  • 2000   Raymond Gover, The Patriot-News Co., Harrisburg
  • 1999   William Strasburg, Independent Publications Inc., Bryn Mawr
  • 1998   William Block, Sr., Pittsburgh Post-Gazette