PMJA Editor of the Year

Each year since 2017, PMJA has recognized an Editor of the Year. The award is designed to recognize an individual who exemplifies the very best in story editing and newsroom leadership. The Editor of the Year award is designed to recognize the importance of editors to the craft of journalism. We understand that often the hours of hard work put in by editors doesn’t get the recognition it deserves, and this award is one small way we are trying to change that. So that's why we're asking you to nominate your favorite editor for this award!

The Editor of the Year award is aimed at individuals who exemplify the very best in story editing and newsroom leadership. Is there someone in your newsroom who you can always turn to for help with improving copy, shaping sound, and engaging audiences? Is this editor a mentor and teacher who consistently pushes reporters to seek new heights? If this sounds like someone you know then PMJA wants to hear about it!


Tell us why your editor should be PMJA's 2023 Editor of the Year in 500 words or less. Email this nomination, along with links to three stories they've edited, to Make sure to put "PMJA 2023 Editor of the Year Nomination" in the subjectt line. Nominees must have held their current public media position for the past 12 months as of March 31, 2023.

The dealine to submit nominations is 11:59 p.m. EST on April 1, 2023.

Nominate an editor today!

Editor of the Year

Lisa Rodriguez
Lisa Rodriguez
News Director KCUR-FM (913)220-1296
2023 Editor of the Year
Priska Neely
Priska Neely
Managing Editor - Gulf States Newsroom WBHM 205-734-1892
2022 Editor of the Year
Brian Larson
Brian Larson
Freelance Editor
2021 Editor of the Year, KUNC
Kate Concannon
Managing Editor, Mountain West News Bureau
2020 Editor of the Year
Karen Frillmann
Editor-At-Large, WNYC Narrative Unit WNYC Radio
2019 Editor of the Year
Carol Smith
Editor KUOW
2018 Editor of the Year
Phyllis Fletcher
Phyllis Fletcher
Senior Story Editor
2017 Editor of the Year, Northwest News Network