2019
Peggy Smedley

2018
Kris Van Cleave, CBS News

2017
Dylan Baddour, Houston Chronicle

2016
Mike Lindblom, The Seattle Times

2015
Jessica Morrison, NOVA Next

2014
Mary Helen Berg, USA Today

2013
Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

2012
Jon Schmitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Honorable Mention: Mike Rowe

2011
John Murphy-Teixidor, CNN Money; Honorable Mention: Tony Illia

2010
Henry Schipper; Honorable Mention: Ron Seely, Wisconsin State Journal

2008
Veronica Castelo and Jenna Hiller, News 8 Austin; Honorable Mention: Tony Bizjak and Nathaniel Levine, Sacramento Bee

2007
Larry Van Dyne, Washingtonian Magazine

2006
Larry Van Dyne, Washingtonian Magazine

2005
Rob Carson, The News Tribune

2004
Stuart Leavenworth, The Sacramento Bee

2003
John Mcquaid and Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune

2002
James Glanz, The New York Times

2001
Nok-Noi Hauger, Williams-Grand Canyon News

2000
George Hohmann, Charleston Daily Mail

1998
Jerry Needham, San Antonio Express-News

1997
Mariana Greene, Dallas Morning News

1996
Linda J. Johnson, Youngstown, OH Vindicator

1995
Robert Lee Hotz and Kenneth Reich, Los Angeles Times

1994
Chris Kelley, Dallas Morning News