The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) extends
sincerest congratulations to CNN all platform journalist Sarah Hoye who is to
be honored as the recipient of The Women’s Media Center’s 2012 Carol Jenkins
The award is named in honor of black journalist Carol Jenkins, an Emmy-award
winning former journalist who served as The Center’s first president. The
annual award is given to a journalist who shows tremendous promise, and Hoye
will be just the second recipient.
Hoye has been with CNN since 2010 and is based in Philadelphia where she covers
regional stories, breaking news and contributes to the network’s coverage of
stories across the United States. She is currently covering the aftermath of
Hurricane Sandy, which affected the Delaware Valley, but left badly battered
the state of New Jersey.
Among the other stories she has covered the high-profile sex abuse trial of a
Philadelphia priest, the Penn State scandal, and Philadelphia’s mob violence.
In addition to hard news she frequently contributes feature stories, which
offer a slice of life throughout Greater Philadelphia.
She began her career as a reporter at The Lexington Herald-Leader, and later
worked for The Milwaukee Sentinel, and The Tampa Tribune/WFLA News Channel 8.
When she is not busy at work for CNN, she is active within NABJ serving as
Student Multimedia Project Manager mentoring the next generation of
This year Hoye also earned the 2012 Philadelphia Association of Black
Journalists (PABJ) Online Journalist of the Year award.