Chicago Sun Times reporter Maudlyne Ihejirika and WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore won first place awards at NABJ’s Salute to Excellence

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Chicago Sun Times reporter Maudelyn Ihejirika and WBEZ’s Natalie Moore won first place awards in NABJ’s Salute to Excellence

NABJ-Chicago Chapter congratulates board member Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun Times reporter and assistant city editor, on capturing first place in the newspaper series category in the National Association of Black Journalists’ annual “best” competition.  Maudlyne’s ”Faces of Minimum Wage“ series, which ran in the newspaper in January 2015, faced stiff competition from two other finalists, including a series by the Washington Post staff. But she prevailed.

WBEZ Radio’s South Side Reporter Natalie Moore landed two Salute to Excellence Awards for a long form report, “Why Don’t Black Chicago Neighborhoods Gentrify?” and an investigative report, “Why Are We Still Collecting Taxes to Prevent White Fight in Chicago?” Natalie shares the awards with WBEZ Community Bureaus Editor Derek John.

The 2015 NABJ Salute to Excellence Awards competition honored work from members in print, television, radio, online, photojournalism, and public relations. The winners were announced Saturday, Aug. 8, at the annual Salute to Excellence Awards Gala during NABJ’s 40th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Minneapolis.

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Tony Smith

Tony Smith is a news reporter and meteorologist. He’s worked in Miami, Omaha, Norfolk, Greensboro and Las Vegas. But Chicago is home for this weatherman. Tony is looking forward to working with other NABJCC board members in-order bring together Chicagoland journalists dedicated to truth and excellence in newsgathering, reporting, and equality in the media industry. You can hear Tony on WVON-AM 1690AM as a fill-in News/Traffic Anchor & Meteorologist. He encourages everyone to follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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