Newsday investigative reporter Sandra Peddie has been named PCLI’s 2011 Outstanding Long Island Journalist.
Peddie has worked at Newsday since 1985, both as a reporter and assignment editor.
She is a board member of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a national non-profit group that defends journalists and the First Amendment. She has been a featured speaker at national conferences, has won more than two-dozen journalism awards and has authored one book. Most recently, she and a colleague won the $35,000 Selden Ring award, a national award for investigative reporting that gets results.
Before coming to Newsday, Peddie worked at the St. Paul Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota, and at The San Jose News, an English-language newspaper in San Jose, Costa Rica. She is a graduate of Wellesley College, did graduate work in journalism at the University of Minnesota and has been an adjunct professor of journalism at Hofstra University.
She lives on Long Island with her husband and two sons.
Peddie will received the award at PCLI’s annual Media Awards dinner on June 9 at the Woodbury Country Club.