OC Press Club honors Voice of OC with three awards

The Voice of OC group attends the 2017 OC Press Club awards dinner. Pictured left to right: Theresa Sears, Thy Vo, Nick Gerda, Norberto Santana, Spencer Custodio, Sonya Quick, Meg Waters and Tracy Wood. Photo by Jeff Antenore/Voice of OC

Voice of OC took home three awards from the OC Press Club awards contest held May 15.

Nick Gerda, Norberto Santana, Jr. and Tracy Wood show off their awards from the OC Press Club awards contest. Photo by Jeff Antenore/Voice of OC

David McQuay Award for Best Columnist

Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr., was awarded the David McQuay Award for Best Columnist. He was awarded for this series of columns on homelessness:

Best Investigative Story

Civic Editor Tracy Wood was awarded third place for Best Investigative Story. She was awarded for ‘Behested Payments’ Add Another Layer of Money in Politics.

Best Public Affairs Story

Reporter Nick Gerda was awarded second place for Best Public Affairs story. He was awarded for O.C.’s Rise in Suicides Largest Among Major U.S. Counties.

  • LFOldTimer

    Congratulations, Norberto, on your fine group of reporters.

    I don’t always agree with their take on the world, but all of them use impeccable grammar, punctuation and spelling in their articles. And most of the time I don’t have to scratch my head after reading them. All the details are there. A cut WAY above the OC Register. That’s for sure.

    Mostly, I commend you on your overall VOC success. Even though I consider you a real professional in the news business I was skeptical at first whether you could make it work. But you’ve made a believer out of me.

    God bless and I wish you and your staff continued success as time marches on down the road.

    PS – don’t make your reporters too good. Otherwise they’ll follow Adam for greener pastures.

  • Paul Lucas