Awards

 

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum at Cooperstown

Interred in HOF Poetry Archives, “The Great Greg Maddux”
Acquired by unanimous vote of the Curator’s Accessions Committee 2007
(The Los Angeles Daily News, 2006)

National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards

Nominated, 2016 NAEJ Award
Best Entertainment Blog by an Individual, Online, for The Huffington Post Feature Articles:
Are You Christian Grey? Take the Fifty Shades Test
The Kings of Comeback: Five Lessons for Success From the World Series
Becoming Fearless: A Conversation With A Girl Undone Author Catherine Linka
Art of Resistance: Charlie Hebdo’s Antonio Fischetti and Judea Pearl on the War on Journalists
(The Huffington Post, 2015-2016)

2nd Place, 2016 NAEJ Award
Best Commentary/Analysis/Trend, Online, for Art of Resistance: Charlie Hebdo’s Antonio Fischetti and Judea Pearl on the War on Journalists
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

Won, 2015 NAEJ Award
Best Entertainment Blog by an Individual, Online, for The Adaptation Game: Playing With Fifty Shades of Sex for Film
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

Won, 2015 NAEJ Award
Best Celebrity Feature, Online, for Ode to Joy: Robin, Joan and Laughter’s Long Life
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

2nd Place, 2015 NAEJ Award
Best Arts and Entertainment Feature, Online, for Shooting Diamonds: Directing the World Series
(The Huffington Post, 2014)

Nominated, 2015 NAEJ Award
Best Humor Writing, all platforms, for Ode to Joy: Robin, Joan and Laughter’s Long Life
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

Nominated, 2015 NAEJ Award
Best In Appreciation Feature, all platforms, for Ode to Joy: Robin, Joan and Laughter’s Long Life
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

Nominated, 2014 NAEJ Award
Best Personality Profile, Online, for A Tobor the 8th Man Valentine: My Secret Superhero Romance Revealed!
(The Huffington Post, 2014)

3rd Place, 2014 NAEJ Award
Best Commentary/Analysis/Trend, Online, for Shooting Diamonds: Directing Sandman’s Exit and MLB’s Best TV
(The Huffington Post, 2014)

Nominated, 2013 NAEJ Centennial Award
Best Entertainment Feature, all platforms, for Dance With Me
(Los Angeles Times, 1999)

Nominated, 2013 NAEJ Centennial Award
Best Entertainment Investigative Story, all platforms, for Are You Game?
(Los Angeles Times, 1999)

Los Angeles Press Club Awards

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Humor/Satire Writing, all media platforms, for Are You Christian Grey? Take the Fifty Shades Test
(The Huffington Post, 2016)

Won, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Sports Commentary, Online, for The Kings of Comeback: Five Lessons for Success From the World Series
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

2nd Place, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Entertainment Feature, Online, for Ode to Joy: Robin, Joan and Laughter’s Long Life
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

2ndPlace, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Entertainment News, Online, for The Adaptation Game: Playing With Fifty Shades of Sex for Film
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

3rd Place, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Entertainment Commentary, Online, for The Adaptation Game: Playing With Fifty Shades of Sex for Film
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Entertainment Journalist of the Year, all media platforms, for The Huffington Post Feature Articles:
Ode to Joy: Robin, Joan and Laughter’s Long Life
The Adaptation Game: Playing With Fifty Shades of Sex for Film 
Art of Resistance: Charlie Hebdo’s Antonio Fischetti and Judea Pearl on the War on Journalists
Becoming Fearless: A Conversation With A Girl Undone Author Catherine Linka
The Kings of Comeback: Five Lessons for Success From the World Series
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Blog by an Individual, Online, for The Huffington Post Feature Articles:
Ode to Joy: Robin, Joan and Laughter’s Long Life
The Adaptation Game: Playing With Fifty Shades of Sex for Film
Art of Resistance: Charlie Hebdo’s Antonio Fischetti and Judea Pearl on the War on Journalists
Becoming Fearless: A Conversation With A Girl Undone Author Catherine Linka
The Kings of Comeback: Five Lessons for Success From the World Series
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Career Appreciation/In Memoriam, all media platforms, for Ode to Joy: Robin, Joan and Laughter’s Long Life
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Political Column/Commentary, Online, for Art of Resistance: Charlie Hebdo’s Antonio Fischetti and Judea Pearl on the War on Journalists
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Entertainment Feature, Online, for Art of Resistance: Charlie Hebdo’s Antonio Fischetti and Judea Pearl on the War on Journalists
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Entertainment Commentary, Online, for Art of Resistance: Charlie Hebdo’s Antonio Fischetti and Judea Pearl on the War on Journalists
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Sports News or Feature, Online, for The Kings of Comeback: Five Lessons for Success From the World Series
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Lifestyle Feature, Online, for The Kings of Comeback: Five Lessons for Success From the World Series
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

Nominated, 2016 Southern California Journalism Award
Best Lifestyle Feature, Online, for Art of Resistance: Charlie Hebdo’s Antonio Fischetti and Judea Pearl on the War of Journalists
(The Huffington Post, 2015)

2nd Place, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Sports News or Feature, Online, for Shooting Diamonds: Directing The World Series
(The Huffington Post, 2014)

2nd Place, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Sports Commentary, Online, for Baseball’s Library: Inside the Hall of Fame Archives
(The Huffington Post, 2014)

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Sports, Online, for When All-Stars Align: The Streak, .400 and the Home Run of ’41
(The Huffington Post, 2012)

2nd Place, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Sports, Online, for Superheroes of the Baseball Season
(The Huffington Post, 2011)

3rd Place, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Sports, Print, for Calling Perfection
(USA Today, 2011)

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Sports, Online, for Calling Perfection: Bob Wolff Recalls Larsen’s Perfect Game
(USA Today, 2011)

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Sports, Print, for Opposites Attract: Baseball’s Seesaw Season
(USA Today, 2010)

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Sports, Online, for Opposites Attract: Baseball’s Best of Times, Worst of Times
(USA Today, 2010)

2nd Place, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Sports, Print, for Curtain Calls: Ten Season Highlights
(USA Today, 2009)

3rd Place, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Column/Commentary/Criticism, Online, for The Big Smooch: Start the New Year With a Movie Kiss
(The Huffington Post, 2009)

Nominated, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Column/Commentary/Criticism, Online, for Michael Jackson’s Other Big Move: The Crotch Grab
(The Huffington Post, 2009)

Won, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Commentary, Print, for Love on the Lines
(The Los Angeles Daily News, 2008)

3rd Place, Southern California Journalism Award
Best Sports, Print, for A Tale of Two Artists
(The Los Angeles Daily News, 2006)

Studio Arts Film Festival

Won, Grand Prize in Romance for Short Film Ode to a Kiss
The Wolper Organization, Producer
(Inspired by Los Angeles Times article Ode to a First Kiss)

The Seth Barkus Prize in Creative Writing

Won, Fiction/Play Award for Short Story One Sunny Day
and Masters Screenplay Façade
(New York University)

The Vorenberg Honor in Acting

Won, Best Actress for Man and Superman and The Taming of the Shrew
(New York University Productions)