TMA honored journalists who did an outstanding job reporting about health issues with its 62nd Anson Jones, MD, Awards. TMA physicians presented the awards in the journalists’ newsrooms.
The awards recognize print, broadcast, and online journalists in 11 categories. A 12th category honors physician and medical student journalists. Journalists self-submit their works or are nominated by a TMA Family member.
The awards are named after pioneer physician, statesman, and prolific writer Anson Jones, MD.
Pictured: Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje, San Antonio Express-News reporter, repeats as Texas Health Journalist of the Year. Adam Ratner, MD, presents this and other awards to Ms. Stoeltje.
Small-Circulation Print WinnerErin Mansfield and Kathy GarvinTyler Morning Telegraph
Small-Circulation Print Honorable MentionsSharon BrooksThe Examiner, Beaumont
Pat Kopecki Wilson County News
Large-Circulation Print WinnerJulie ChangAustin American-Statesman
Large-Circulation Print Honorable MentionMelissa Fletcher StoeltjeSan Antonio Express-News
In-Depth Print WinnerJ. David McSwane and Andrew ChavezThe Dallas Morning News
In-Depth Print Honorable MentionsMary Huber, Christian McDonald, and Ana RamirezAustin American-Statesman
Melissa Fletcher StoeltjeSan Antonio Express-News
Short Radio WinnerBonnie PetrieTexas Public Radio, San Antonio
In-Depth Radio WinnerAshley LopezKUT, Austin
In-Depth Radio Honorable MentionDavid Martin Davies, Jan Ross Piedad, and Kim JohnsonTexas Public Radio, San Antonio
Small-Market Television WinnerLaDyrian ColeKYTX-TV, CBS19, Tyler
Large-Market Television WinnerChristy Millweard and Konner BarrickKVUE-TV, Austin
Large-Market Television Honorable MentionBianca Castro and Linda AngelleKXAS-TV NBC 5, Dallas-Fort Worth
In-Depth Television WinnerJody Barr, Chad Cross, Ben Friberg, and Josh HinkleKXAN-TV, Austin
In-Depth Television Honorable MentionBianca Castro and Linda AngelleKXAS-TV NBC 5, Dallas-Fort Worth
Online Single Article/Blog WinnerShanley PierceTMC News
Online/Mixed Media Package WinnerLaura BeilWondery
Online/Mixed Media Package Honorable MentionMelissa Fletcher Stoeltje, Ron Cortes, Kin Man Hui, Lisa Krantz, Annie Millerbernd, and Luke WhyteSan Antonio Express-News
WinnerMary Ann Rodriguez, MDOutbreak
Honorable MentionRaymond L. Fowler, MDUT Southwestern Medical Center Newsroom
Got Anson Jones Award questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.
Nominating a local journalist is a great way to enhance your relationship with your local media and encourage continued health news coverage.
Email your nomination to email@example.com. Include the reporter’s name, name of article (if available), date of broadcast/publication, and the media outlet. Don't forget the URL.