Awards ranged from National Daily Newspaper of the Year for The Times to a £1,000 prize to the Young Journalist of the Year, the Mail’s Sabrina Miller.
BBC’s Steven Rosenberg flew in from Moscow to receive the Broadcaster of the Year Award with the judges describing his reporting as “a masterclass in revelatory, properly considered and fearless journalism”.
The Financial Times editor Roula Khalaf won Business Journalist of the Year with judges saying the “FT gets better each year”. The FT also won the Weekend/Sunday Newspaper of the Year award.
The Press Club Awards lunch was held at Stationers’ Hall near St Paul’s. Keynote speaker was Thangam Debbonaire, shadow secretary of state for culture, media and sport. She praised journalists and pledged to support their constant work for freedom of the press.
Before the awards, the Rector of St Bride’s in Fleet Street the Rt Rev Alison Joyce in giving grace called for a moment of silence to reflect on the 12 journalists who had been killed reporting from the Hamas and Israeli troubles.
The event was hosted by London Press Club chairman Doug Wills, chairman of the judges Nick Ferrari and compered by BBC’s Riz Lateef.
Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday won the Scoop of the Year for showbiz editor Katie Hind’s exclusive on former This Morning presenter Philip Schofield, and relationship with a younger member of staff which led to Schofield’s resignation from the programme.
The Mail’s Liz Hull and Caroline Cheetham won Multimedia Journalist of the Year for their extensive work on the trial of Lucy Letby, creating compelling content on 60 podcasts as well as coverage in the titles.
Michael Atherton of The Times was awarded Sports Journalist of the Year, with his “unmatched cricket knowledge as a former England captain, as well as his enthralling writing style, creating compelling content during the Ashes series”.
Political Journalist of the Year was won by Times political editor Steven Swinford for his “in-depth reporting and insightful analysis” which saw him report on the sacking of former Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarting before Kwarteng himself was informed. The political award was presented by the Press Club for the first time and was in association with Lord Salisbury. It had a £1,500 prize.
The Mail’s Stephen Wright won Journalist of the Year for his “stand out investigations”.
The Cudlipp award for campaigning and investigative journalism was awarded Sky News in collaboration with Tortoise Media for their Westminster Accounts investigation which was “full of Cudlippian enterprise”.
The Edgar Wallace Award for outstanding writing and journalism was won by Day of the Jackal author Frederick Forsyth who retired after 20 years of writing columns in the Express.
Londoner of the Year Awards – given annually by the Press Club – were announced as The Lionesses, and also LBC for its 50 year anniversary.
The full list of winners for London Press Club Awards 2022-23:
BUSINESS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Roula Khalaf, Editor, Financial Times
SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Michael Atherton, The Times
MULTIMEDIA JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Liz Hull and Caroline Cheetham, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday
SCOOP OF THE YEAR
Katie Hind, Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday
YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
In Association with the Journalists’ Charity who have donated £1,000 for the winner
Sabrina Miller, Mail on Sunday
BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR
Steve Rosenberg, BBC
JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Stephen Wright, Daily Mail
POLITICAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Steven Swinford, The Times
EDGAR WALLACE AWARD
Frederick Forsyth, Daily Express
CUDLIPP AWARD FOR CAMPAIGNING AND INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM
Westminster Accounts, Sky News/Tortoise Media
NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR
WEEKEND/SUNDAY NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR
The Financial Times
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