Top Journalists Interviews

Breaking News and Beyond – A Virtual Conversation

December 6, 2015

Editor’s note:   On October 17, 2015, three award-winning Texas journalists participated in keynote presentation at the annual Headliners Foundation Mike Quinn Awards Luncheon at the Headliners Club. Preceding that live presentation event, the journalists engaged in a virtual conversation by …

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Best TV Reporter Touches All the Bases

August 14, 2015

Matthew Rist, winner of the 2014 Best Reporter for Television in the Charles E. Green contest, is a utility infielder who brought home top honors for his KOSA-TV (Odessa) newsroom this year.  The Foundation contest judge noted that Matt’s skills …

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Star Reporter Displays Versatility, Depth

May 26, 2015

Houston Chronicle Reporter Lise Olsen, repeat winner of the Charles E. Green Star Reporter Award, models what happens at the crossroads of experience and ability.  Her reports on the dangers of an insufficiently regulated Texas oil patch shine bright light …

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Ebola Scare Creates Opportunity for Exemplary Journalism

April 8, 2015

When the first case of infection with the Ebola virus appeared in the United States, it was in the Dallas area. It fell to the Dallas Morning News not only to uncover and report the news, but to do it …

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Investigative Unit Uncovers Agency’s Failure to Report Abuse

April 8, 2015

Acting on a tip from the relative of an elderly woman, KXAN-TV’s Brian Collister looked into what seemed to be a single missed report of an allegation of sexual abuse in a nursing home.  Examining the data, however, he quickly …

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