SMH’s Kate McClymont tops the Kennedy Awards

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Kate McClymont was the big winner at NSW journalism celebration The Kennedy Awards.

McClymont won scoop of the year, outstanding investigative reporting and NSW reporter of the year for her work for the Fairfax Media title on the Craig Thomson scandal.

The Kennedy Awards – run for the first time – celebrate Fairfax crime journalist Les Kennedy who died a year ago.

Fairfax won the most awards, picking up 12 on the night. News Limited took out six, mainly for the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, along with The Daily Advertiser Wagga Wagga being recognised for outstanding regional reporting.

Next came The ABC with four awards, including two for Four Corners’ Quentin McDermott.

2GB’s Ray Hadley also picked up two – for outstanding radio current affairs and outstanding radio commentator.

Independent news site The Global Mail picked up its first major honour with an award for photographer Mike Bowers.



Paul Lockyer Award – Outstanding Regional Reporting

The Daily Advertiser – Wagga Wagga


Outstanding Crime Reporting

Yoni Bashan – The Sunday Telegraph


ATC Racing Writer of the Year

Phil Rothfield – The Daily Telegraph


Sean Flannery Award – Outstanding Radio Reporting

Catherine Clifford – ABC Tamworth


Outstanding Radio Current Affairs

Ray Hadley – 2GB


Outstanding Radio Commentator

Ray Hadley – 2GB


Destination NSW AWARD – Outstanding News Photo

Jacky Ghossein – The Sydney Morning Herald


Outstanding Portrait

Tamara Dean – The Sydney Morning Herald


Outstanding Online Photographic Essay

Mike Bowers – The Global Mail


Outstanding Online Video

Alex Ellinghausen – The Sydney Morning Herald


Outstanding Blog

Wes Hardman – ninemsn


Cliff Neville Award – Outstanding Team Player

James Hamilton – Today Tonight


Outstanding Mentor

Claudia Taranto – ABC Radio National


Seven Network Award – Outstanding Sport Reporting

Quentin McDermott – Four Corners


Young Journalist of the Year

Rosie Squires – The Sunday Telegraph


Coles Award – Outstanding Coverage of Indigenous Affairs

Caro Meldrum-Hanna – 7.30 Report


Gary Ticehurst Award – Outstanding Television Camera Coverage

Paul Bousfield – Nine Network


Network TEN Award – Outstanding Television News Reporting

Paul Kadak – Seven Network


Outstanding Television Current Affairs

Quentin McDermott – Four Corners


Peter Ruehl Award – Most Outstanding Columnist

Heath Aston – The Sun-Herald


Sky News Australia Award – Outstanding Finance Reporting

Vanda Carson – The Daily Telegraph


Outstanding Online News Breaking

Paul Bibby – The Sydney Morning Herald


Outstanding Court Reporting

Paul Bibby – The Sydney Morning Herald


Scoop of the Year

Kate McClymont – The Sydney Morning Herald


Most Outstanding Illustration

John Shakespeare – The Sydney Morning Herald


Splash of the Year

Jonathan Marshall and Neil Breen -The Sunday Telegraph


Outstanding Investigative Reporting

Kate McClymont – The Sydney Morning Herald


Most Outstanding Newspaper Feature

Mark Whittaker – The Good Weekend


NRMA Award – Outstanding Political Reporting

Andrew Clennell – The Daily Telegraph


P&O Cruises New South Wales Journalist of the Year

Kate McClymont – The Sydney Morning Herald


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