2023 Deadline Club Awards

The 2023 Deadline Club Awards ceremony was held on May 18 at the Harvard Club of New York City.

The awards, covering 36 categories, honor the best of New York City journalism in print, radio, television and online. This year, the club received 550 entries that ranged from coverage of breaking news like school shootings and the Russian invasion of Ukraine; investigations into higher education and corporate America; and features on local cuisine and Broadway casts. See the full list of winners, including comments from our judges, here. 

In addition, the awards dinner featured a pre-taped conversation between David Rohde, senior executive editor, national security, at NBC News, and CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward. 

Ward has spent nearly two decades reporting from front lines in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt and Ukraine for CNN, ABC, CBS and Fox News. Ward is the recipient of multiple awards for her journalism, including nine Emmy Awards, two George Foster Peabody Awards, three Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards, two Edward R. Murrow Awards and a George Polk Award. She is the author of ‘On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist,’ which details her singular career as a conflict reporter. 

Known for her in-depth investigations and high-profile assignments, Ward was on the ground in Ukraine as Russia began its invasion in February 2022 and has since spent more than five months crisscrossing the country to cover the war. Her reporting from Ukraine has contributed to recent prestigious award wins for CNN including a duPont Award as well as a Royal Television Society (RTS) Award.

She reported extensively from Afghanistan on life under Taliban control, a story she covered live on the streets of the capital as it played out in August 2021. Ward graduated with distinction from Yale University, and in 2013 received an Honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Middlebury College in Vermont. She speaks fluent French and Italian, conversational Russian, Arabic and Spanish and basic Mandarin.