State awards


• First-Place, Editorial Comment Writing, California Newspaper Publishers Association, 2016


• First-Place, Enterprise Reporting, California Newspaper Publishers Association, 2015


• First-Place, Coverage of Local Government,  California Newspaper Publishers Association, 2015


• First-place, Lifestyles Coverage, California Newspaper Publishers Association, 2010

• First-place, Entertainment Coverage, California Newspaper Publishers Association, 2010

• First-place, Video Production, California Newspaper Publishers Association, 2010

• Second-place, Investigative Reporting, second, California Newspaper Publishers Association, 2010 


• First-place, General Excellence, Illinois Press Association, 2003


• Second-Place, Features section, Illinois Press Association, 1998

• First-Place, Features section, Illinois Press Association, 1999


• Second-Place, Features section, Illinois Press Association, 1997


National Awards 


•First-Place, Investigative Reporting, Local Media Association, 2015


​• First-Place, In-Depth Reporting, Local Media Association, 2015





Award-winning journalism

Gina Channell

News Media & Marketing Executive

Let the Sunshine In!

The Brown Act is not black and white

CPRA: Balancing Privacy, Public's Right to Know

Other awards


​• Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, Philanthropic Business of the Year, 2010


​• Public Service, California Newspaper Publishers Association, 2008


• First-Place, Public service, Northern Illinois University, 1996.


​•Second-Place, Promotions - editorial emphasis, Copley Newspapers, 1994.