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Christine Pelisek is a Finalist for IRE

3146835.11.jpgYay for Christine!

Jill Stewart
sent FBLA this email:

Christine Pelisek has been awarded the finalist prize by the globally prestigious Investigative Reporters and Editors for that organization’s highly coveted Tom Renner Award, which honors outstanding reported on organized crime or other criminal acts.

Christine’s amazing scoop and work on the Grim Sleeper serial killer was beat out for the top medal in this highly competitive category by a team of 14 journalists in 10 countries (see below). Christine Pelisek is the only journalist in America to be honored by IRE with a “finalist” nod for the Renner Award — no others entries were named, aside from the winning team covering the Tobacco Underground.

It’s an incredible nod to a dedicated reporter working entirely alone for many years to pursue a single hunch that turned out to be true. Congratulations Christine, and dinner is on me.

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