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Local Patch Editor Wins Golden Quill Award

Peters Patch Local Editor Andrea Bosco took first place for spot/breaking news. Finalists were Plum-Oakmont Patch Local Editor Heidi Dezayas for community engagement and Cranberry Patch Local Editor Jessica Sinichak for spot/breaking news.

Peters Patch Local Editor Andrea Bosco won a Golden Quill Award Monday night for online spot/breaking news at the 48th annual Golden Quill Awards held at the Sheraton Hotel, Station Square, Pittsburgh.

Zandy Dudiak, associate regional editor for Western Pennsylvania Patch Region 2, and freelance writer/photographer Sarah Klingler also contributed to Bosco's winning story:

Patch also had two finalists in the competition:

  • Heidi Dezayas, Plum-Oakmont Patch local editor, was nominated in the online community engagement news category for " and a number of other stories posted as the tragedy unfolded. Also contributing to her reports were Dudiak; Julie Martin, freelance writer; Tim McAteer, regional editor for Western Pennsylvania Patch Region 2; and Becky Brindle, Upper St. Clair Patch local editor.
  • Jessica Sinichak, Cranberry Patch local editor, was nominated in the online spot/breaking news category for ""

The Golden Quills competition, sponsored by the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, recognizes professional excellence in written, photographic, broadcast and online journalism in western Pennsylvania.

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Erin Hill May 16, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Congrats everyone!
Heidi Dezayas May 16, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Thank you, Erin!
Kathy McGrath McQuillan May 16, 2012 at 12:18 PM
We have the best editor ever!!! Keep up the great work, Heidi :D
Heidi Dezayas May 16, 2012 at 12:40 PM
Thank you so much, Kathy!!
Heather May 16, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Congratulations! All of you do a great job!
Heidi Dezayas May 17, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Thanks, Heather :-)

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