Seven News US Bureau Chief Mike Amor named Journalist of the Year

Seven News US Bureau Chief Mike Amor has been awarded the TV Journalist of the Year Award at the Los Angeles Press Club’s 58th annual Southern California Journalism Awards. 

The award is recognition for an outstanding body of international work, including Amor’s coverage of the Charleston church massacre and the Paris terrorist attacks in November last year.

Amor’s was one of six awards accepted by the Seven News team at the gala dinner, held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles yesterday.

Seven News US correspondent Angela Cox accepted the award in the News – Foreign Correspondents category for Seven’s coverage of the San Bernardino massacre in December last year. 

Other honours included the Lifestyle Feature TV and Environmental Reporting awards for Saving the Salton Sea, a special report about the drying up and pollution of California’s largest lake.

In the Personality Profile category, the team accepted the award on behalf of Amor for his profile of Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman.

And a two-part series on the Apache holy site in Arizona under threat by a new mine earned Seven News the TV News Feature award.

Amor said it was rewarding to see Seven News’ dedication to high-quality journalism recognised on the world stage.

“We are extremely proud of this achievement,” he said. “It is an honour and humbling to have our work in Australia recognised in a market as large as America. More importantly, tremendously proud to lead a small but exceptional team in Seven’s US Bureau – Angela Cox, Arron Hage, Duncan McLeod, Ben Shaw and Emma Dallimore.”

The Southern California Journalism Awards recognise journalistic excellence in print, radio, television, and the internet.

Earlier this year, Seven News earned an international Edward R. Murrow Award.