Chairman’s Citation

NPF Award Winner: Chairman’s Citation - Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins 2017

Washington Post

Sally Jenkins has spent 25 years at the Washington Post as a columnist and feature writer, beginning her career there in 1984 at the age of 24 covering college sports.

She has written 12 books, four of them New York Times bestsellers, including the No.1 bestseller “Sum It Up,” written with legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt.

She has covered 10 Olympic Games, as well as Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and the 9-11 terrorist attack on New York. Her work has also been featured in Smithsonian MagazineGQ and Sports Illustrated.

In 2005 Sally became the first woman inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. She is a four-time winner of the Associated Press Sports Columnist of the Year Award, and has won three Columnist of the Year Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. In addition, she won a first-place investigative award from the Associated Press for a five-part series on medical care in the NFL, entitled “Do No Harm.”

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2017

NPF Award Winner: Sally Jenkins

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