TMA honored journalists from around the state who did an outstanding job reporting about health issues with its 63rd Anson Jones, MD, Awards.
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: Jess Huff, reporter at The Lufkin Daily News, displays her awards.
Lauren CarubaSan Antonio Express-News
Texas Health Journalist of the Year Honorable MentionsJess HuffThe Lufkin Daily News
Bonnie PetrieTexas Public Radio, San Antonio
Sophie NovackTexas Observer
Small-Circulation Print WinnerJess HuffThe Lufkin Daily News
Small-Circulation Print Honorable MentionCiara McCarthy and Emree Weaver Victoria Advocate
Large-Circulation Print WinnerTara HaelleThe Dallas Morning News
In-Depth Print WinnerChristopher Collins and Sophie NovackTexas Observer
In-Depth Print Honorable MentionLauren Caruba, Billy Calzada, Mike Fisher, Kin Man Hui, and Bob OwenSan Antonio Express-News
Short Radio WinnerClayton NevilleWBAP News Talk
Short Radio Honorable MentionBonnie PetrieTexas Public Radio, San Antonio
In-Depth Radio WinnerDavid Martin Davies, Kim Johnson, and Dallas Williams (The Source)Texas Public Radio, San Antonio
In-Depth Radio Honorable MentionLaura Rice, Shelly Brisbin, Kristen Cabrera, Caroline Covington, Joy Díaz, Wells Dunbar, Terri Langford, and Leah ScarpelliTexas Standard
Small-Market Television WinnerKarin McCay, Caleb Holder, Eli Fierro, and Samuel OrtegaKCBD-TV, Lubbock
Small-Market Television Honorable MentionsKe’Sha LopezKWTX-TV, WacoKe’Sha Lopez KWTX-TV, Waco
Large-Market Television WinnerSonia Azad and Robin CarterWFAA-TV, Dallas
In-Depth Television WinnerLinda Angelle, Poinesha Barnes, Wayne Carter, Bianca Castro, and Mark MullerKXAS-TV NBC 5, Dallas-Fort Worth
In-Depth Television Honorable MentionSonia AzadWFAA-TV, Dallas
Online Single Article/Blog WinnerEdgar WaltersThe Texas Tribune
Online Single Article/Blog Honorable MentionSophie NovackTexas Observer
Online/Mixed Media Package WinnerLaura BeilWondery
Online/Mixed Media Package Honorable MentionElizabeth Byrne and Shiying ChengThe Texas Tribune
WinnerHussain Lalani, MD, MPH, and Justin LowenthalThe Dallas Morning News
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the reporter’s name, name of article (if available), date of broadcast/publication, and the media outlet. Don't forget the URL.