Peninsula Patch Editors Honored by Press Club

Patch editors from across the Peninsula took home five prestigious awards at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club's 35th annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards ceremony.


Peninsula Patch editors were honored Saturday night with five awards for their outstanding journalism, including the top honor of overall excellence for a website.

Redwood City Patch editor Stacie Chan received the evening's top award for the incredible website she launched and creates daily content for, along with the hard work of her colleagues and freelancers.

Aaron Selverston, Palo Alto Patch editor, was honored in the multimedia category,

South San Francisco Patch editor Drew Himmelstein received a second-place award for her serious feature story,

Palo Alto Patch columnist Lisen Stromberg received first place for commentary in her poignant piece, 

And Scott Campbell, former long time sports editor for the Peninsula Patch sites received first place for his story,

 Along with four of their Bay Area colleagues, Peninsula Patch editors took home nine awards in total - five of which were first place at the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club's 35th annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Foster City.

The winners were selected from 440 entries from media professionals in the 11 Greater Bay Area counties. Awards honored work done in 2011. 

Entries were judged by the Press Clubs of Bakersfield, Cleveland, Florida, Milwaukee, New Orleans and San Diego.

The Peninsula Patch sites include Belmont, Burlingame, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo and South San Francisco.

Click here for a complete list of Bay Area winners.


Patch Award Winners

Overall Excellence-Broadband Only
FIRST PLACE, Redwood City Patch, Stacie Chan    

SECOND PLACE, Albany Patch, Emilie Raguso    

Lisen Stromberg, columnist for Palo Alto Patch

Sports Story    
Scott Campbell, former long time sports editor for Peninsula Patch

 Feature Story of a Serious Nature    
Drew Himmelstein, South San Francisco Patch

Multi Media/Interactivity    
Aaron Selverston, Palo Alto Patch

News Story         
Brad Kava, Santa Cruz Patch

Feature Story of a Light Nature
Charles Burress, El Cerrito Patch

Rachel Stern, Silicon Valley Associate Local Editor



Jamie White May 22, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Thanks, Janet : )
Stacie Chan May 22, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Thanks everyone! I know my wonderful Patch colleagues and I couldn't have done it without all the wonderful community support.
Drew Himmelstein May 22, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Thanks, Austin. :) A big credit for that story goes to Sara Alvarez, who is quoted in the story. She basically assembled half the neighborhood in her dining room to talk to me about these important issues.
Kyle J. Else - Realtor May 22, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Congratulations on 5 awards! San Francisco Peninsula Press Club's 35th annual Greater Bay Area Journalism Awards ceremony.
Camden Swita May 22, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Congrats, everyone!


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