Blitzer received the Sol Taishoff Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism, which recognized his “energy, encyclopedic knowledge of politics and unique ability to handle multiple story lines while continuing to inform the public.”
Siegel was given the W.M. Kiplinger Award for Distinguished Contributions to Journalism. He was being honored for “his insightful interviewing and calm demeanor that elevates his broadcasts.”
Other Washington journos who received awards include Mark Drajem of Bloomberg News, Maureen Groppe of Gannett’s Washington bureau, David A. Fahrenthold of WaPo, and the Boston Globe Washington bureau.
See the whole list of honorees here.