This is a big day for us.
On Saturday, the California Newspaper Publishers Association awarded the Burbank Leader three first-place prizes. This included the grand prize for “General Excellence,” an honor that recognizes the entirety of the paper: from its news coverage to its sports coverage; from its columnists to its opinion pages; from its layout to its photography.
The Leader was also honored with separate first-place awards for its design and its website. I want to particularly thank Matt Wilkes for his continually award-winning work on the design side. And though the website is a staff effort, I would be remiss if I did not thank former Web Editor Jamie Wetherbe for her vision for the site, and current online maven Katie Landan for her work building on that solid foundation.