AWARDS & HONORS

2021 Maynard Institute Fellow
 

2021 Excellence in Journalism for Commentary/Analysis (radio/audio) 

Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California 

Bay View: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression

 

2021 Excellence in Journalism for Community Journalism (TV/video)
Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California 

Where is East Oakland documentary

 

2021 Excellence in Journalism for Sports Reporting 
Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California 

Team Award for Bounce: The Warriors Last Season in Oakland

2020 1st Place Digital Media: Videography
San Francisco Press Club 
Award
Where Is East Oakland 
documentary

2020 2nd Place Radio/Audio-Non-Commercial: Feature Story/Serious Nature
San Francisco Press Club 
Editor for the “The History Of California’s Sexual Education"

 

2019 Sports Journalism Award
Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California
Team award for the podcast BOUNCE: The Warriors Last Season in Oakland

 

2019 Oakland International Film Festival Selection
Screening of Where is East Oakland?

 

2019 Pushcart Nominee for When a Purple Rose Blooms
 

2018 community Reporting Award
Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California 
Team award for Sights & Sounds of East Oakland

 

2018 First Place Radio Coverage of a Series
San Francisco Press Club
KALW’s “Cannabis in California” series.

 

2016 Journalist and Aging Fellowship
 

2013 Media Award for covering mental health
Alameda County's Pool of Consumer Champions (POCC)

 

2012  Outstanding Community Reporting in Radio
New America Media Award 
"Dark Girls Documentary and the Psychological Effects of Colorism"


2009 News and Notes Newcomer
NPR series
spotlighting emerging journalists

 

2003 National Book Foundation Summer Writing Fellowship

Jenee Darden laughing with Belva Davis