Congratulations to Mark
Since taking over the Plainfield beat, Mark has consistently come up with front-page stories on many aspects of life in the Queen City. He is a prolific writer with a great news sense and has made himself known to people in civic groups, enterprise, law enforcement, education, youth advocacy, religious life, cultural organizations and of course, City Hall. When there is sad news to report, he does it with tact and professionalism, focusing on the human aspect as well as the hard facts.
Maybe by now you can guess I am a fan of his. The Plainfield beat can be daunting. He is the fourth reporter to take it on since I retired in July 2003. It is the only urban center in the readership area and residents often feel misunderstood by the media. I think he is well-deserving of his award and I hope you agree.