Heidi Perez-Moreno, who served as editor-in-chief of The Reporter last year, has been selected as a finalist for the Associated Collegiate Press Reporter of the Year award in the two-year colleges category.
This is the third year in a row that a journalist from The Reporter has been selected as a finalist for the award. Katherine Wallace-Fernandez, who served as the paper’s editor during the 2017-18 school year, won the prize in October of 2018.
Perez-Moreno was selected as a finalist based on a string of stories she wrote about the College’s ongoing Presidential search and an obituary on a beloved math lab manager at North Campus.
Last month, she was selected as a College Media Association Pinnacle Awards finalist in the Best Breaking News Story category for a story she co-wrote about the Board of Trustees decision to reboot the College’s presidential search in July of 2019.
A year ago, Perez-Moreno was selected to participate in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2019 Fall Reporting Workshop. The two-day project took place in Washington, D.C. and taught students how to cover higher education and navigate public records.
Perez-Moreno, 20, is now a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a staff writer for The Daily Tar Heel, the independent student newspaper at UNC.
The Reporter of the Year winner will be announced virtually on Oct. 22 during the Fall National College Media Convention.