The Award Winning PSR
When the Pittsburgh Sports Report
was launched as a newspaper in September 1998, it was our goal
to bring you the best in local sports coverage. Since our inception,
PSR has received numerous journalistic awards and nominations,
and has captured four prestigious Golden Quill Awards, given by
the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania.
For the sixth consecutive year, the Pittsburgh
Sports Report has received a Golden Quill nomination.
Editor Tony DeFazio's front page feature on Steelers assistant
coach Dick LeBeau entitled "Hall
of Fame Bound" is one of two nominees in the category of Non
Daily Newspapers - Sports. This year's winners will be announced
at a dinner at the Pittsburgh Hilton on May 12. DeFazio's story
marks the 14th for PSR.
Last May, PSR's Chris
Scarnati received the prestigious Golden Quill Award in the category
of Sports, Non-Daily Newspapers, for his June 2006 piece "Catching
On," about the minor league Washington Wild Things and their
fans. Scarnati's piece had stiff competition - against two other
George Von Benko's January '06 lead entitled,
of the Super Bowl," focused on the efforts of the AFL and
their early rivalry with the NFL for superiority and survival.
John Mehno's "All Steelers, All the Time," from July '06, was
Boxing writer Jim Frazier's June 2005 "A Fighting
Chance: Spadafora's Fate Rests in His Hands" took home a Golden
Quill in the category Non-Daily Newspapers, Sports. Frazier's
story examined the rise and fall of Pittsburgh native and former
lightweight champion Paul Spadafora. The writer detailed the troubled
fighter's addictions and demons, and the long path back to normalcy
he'll face after he is released from prison.
The PSR staff received a Golden Quill in 2003 for their business
story on "Sports and Development," and Scott Robertson picked
up a win for his May 1999 "Signs
of the Times" editorial.
PSR Golden Quill Winners
2007: Chris Scarnati, "Catching On," June '06 - Non Daily Newspapers, Sports
2006: Jim Frazier, "A Fighting Chance: Spadafora's Fate Rests in His Hands," June '05 - Non Daily Newspapers, Sports
2003: PSR Staff (Bob Grove, JoAnne Harrop, John Perrotto, Eric
Poole, Scott Robertson, John Sacco) "Sports and Development,"
May '02 - Business
2000: Scott Robertson, "Signs of the Times," May '99 - Editorial
2008 - Tony DeFazio, "Hall of Fame Bound," November '07 - Non Daily Newspapers, Sports
2007 - George Von Benko, "Birth of the Super Bowl," January '06 - Non Daily Newspapers, Sports
2007 - John Mehno, All Steelers, All the Time," July '06 - Non Daily Newspapers, Sports
2006 - Mark Madden, "Mad World: Fighting His Own Battle," January '05 - Column
2005 - Mark Madden, "Mad World: Fatter Kills," September '04 - Science, Health and Technology
2004 - Scott Robertson, "This Is SportsCenter," January '03 - Non Daily Newspapers, Sports
2004 - Bob Grove, "The Economic Impact of Mario," January '03 - Business
2004 - John Sacco, "OPS: Baseball's New Measuring Stick," May '03 - Non Daily Newspapers, Sports
2003 - PSR Staff, "Holiday E-Mail," December '02 - Non Daily Newspapers, Sports
2000 - Bob Grove, "Hrdina Finds Range After Getting Defense," March '99 - Non Daily Newspapers, Sports