Yesterday TWT celebrated 27 years and in honor of this birthday, John Solomon presented two editorial staffers an internal “Excellence in Journalism” Award. Congrats to reporter Audrey Hudson and photographer Katie Falkenberg!

Hudson covers homeland security and earned SPJ’s 2009 Public Service Award for TWT‘s investigative series “Disposable Heroes” on medical experiments conducted unethically on U.S. war veterans. Falkenberg’s coverage extends from healthcare in America to human rights issues in the Middle East. She was awarded the National Press Photographers Association’s top award last year for a multi-media report on women’s shelters in Pakistan.