Matt Fuller 2015
The NPF judges said: “Fuller’s reporting on the Freedom Caucus was prescient. With shoe-leather reporting and by door-stopping Tortilla Coast, he was able to capture the power of this group that took down a Speaker of the House. Through his reporting, he built the first authoritative list of Freedom Caucus members. It was stellar work.” Matt reported the winning entry when he was at CQ Roll Call; he is now at Huffington Post.
Honorable Mention: Allison Sherry of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.