Celebrating the Remarkable Work of Women Journalists

During the eighth annual Washington Women in Journalism Awards on Tuesday, June 22, 2021, the Washingtonian and Story Partners were proud to recognize the remarkable work by women in journalism in our nation’s capital.

During this year’s event, we awarded four of the top female political reporters in Washington, D.C., across four categories.

  • CBS’s Norah O’Donnell with the Hall of Fame Award
  • PBS’s Yamiche Alcindor as Outstanding Journalist in Broadcast Television
  • The New Yorker’s Susan Glasser as Outstanding Journalist in Print
  • The Washington Post’s Karen Attiah as a Star to Watch

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have faced unprecedented challenges, but journalists have continued to report on the front lines during these difficult times. This year’s honorees are four journalists who have exemplified excellence in reporting, especially during these challenging past few years. As we navigate through re-openings during this recovery period, we are reminded of the critical role that journalists play in our society. Accurate and on-time reporting and a free press are essential to the well-being of our country and our democracy.

We thank our sponsors for their continued support of this event: National Retail Federation, American Beverage Association, American Council of Life Insurers, Johnson & Johnson, National Association of Manufacturers, Southern Company and U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Cathy Merrill, CEO of Washingtonian and Co-Host of the Washington Women in Journalism Awards