|Best News Source|
The Philip A. Hofmann President's award for Best News Source
Philip Hofmann was a managing editor of the Syracuse Herald-Journal/Herald-American and SPC president whose standards strived for the most effective job of serving public interest by the news media. This award is bestowed on people in government, business, and community organizations who effectively work with the media to communicate important public information.
2014: Kathleen Paice, Upstate University Hospital
2013: Lt. Joe Galloway, Syracuse Fire Dept.
2013: Lt. Ken Heffernan, Syracuse Fire Dept.
2013: Kae Young, Fort Drum
2012: Sgt. Tom Connellan, Syracuse Police
2011: Dr. Jerry Melvin North Syracuse School District
2010: Bob Allen, vice president of communications, Crouse Hospital
2009: Mary Jumbelic, Onondaga County Medical Examiner
2008: Dr. Cynthia Morrow, Onondaga Co. Health Commissioner
2007: Ann Hyatt, Wegmans
2006: Betsy Puffer, SPCA
2005: Darryl Geddes, University Hospital
2004: Joe LaGuardia, N.Y. State Fair
2003: Phil Politano, Rural/Metro Medical services
2002: Carol Perry, Southside Newstand
2001: Kevin Morrow, Syracuse University
2000: Michael Waters, Onondaga County Fire Coordinator; PR 174th FW
1999: R.D. Murphy, Fort Drum
1998: James Cosgrove, Niagara Mohawk
1997: Phil Politano, Rural/Metro Medical Services
1996: Jim Parenti, Syracuse Mayor Roy Bernardi's Office
1995: Martin Farrell, Onondaga County Executive's Office
1994: Sgt. Michael Kerwin, Syracuse Police Department
1993: Dep. Chief Henry Boynton, Syracuse Fire Department
1989: Bob Burtch, Niagara Mohawk Nuclear Information Services
1989: Lee Smith, director, Thursday Morning Roundtable
1986: Trooper Bob Marquart, N.Y. State Police
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