She is the 2009 winner of the John Aubuchon Freedom of Information Award from Capitolbeat and the 2009 winner of the Open Doors Award given by the Fort Worth Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She previously served as government editor of The (Nashville) Tennessean newspaper.
She is the former president of the Middle Tennessee and Houston professional chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and former chairman of its committee on digital media.
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