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VOA West Coast Bureau Chief Wins Journalism Award


O'Sullivan recognized for his work on U.S. politics

Washington, D.C., June 18, 2007 - West Coast Bureau Chief for the Voice of America Michael O'Sullivan received a Southern California Journalism Award at the Los Angeles Press Club's 49th annual awards ceremony. He was recognized for his work in the category of International Journalism, Hard News for his report "Democrats, Republicans Eye Albuquerque."

O'Sullivan covers politics, Pacific Rim trade, entertainment and other topics. He has reported on the Seattle WTO riots, border issues, environmental and cultural disputes in Alaska, the 1989 Loma Prieta (San Francisco) earthquake, the Columbine high school shootings, and poverty in Los Angeles. Before coming to Voice of America in 1983, Mike was a college teacher and worked in public radio. He completed a Ph.D. in Religion and Social Ethics at the University of Southern California in 1981, taught in the California State University system and, for three years, at a public women's university in Japan.

The Los Angeles Press Club is a 500-member non-profit organization that works to educate and improve the lives of journalists.

The Voice of America, which first went on the air in 1942, is a multimedia international broadcasting service funded by the U.S. government through the Broadcasting Board of Governors. VOA broadcasts more than 1,000 hours of news, information, educational, and cultural programming every week to an estimated worldwide audience of more than 115 million people. Programs are produced in 45 languages.

For more information, call the Office of Public Affairs at (202) 203-4959, or e-mail publicaffairs@voa.gov.

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