Tribune's Skiba wins National Press Club honor

Katherine Skiba of the Chicago Tribune has been honored by the National Press Club for her reporting from Washington, according to an announcement today by the organization.

Contest judges gave three awards to The Wall Street Journal and two each to USA Today and Mother Jones.

Skiba, a Washington-based reporter who covers issues of interest to Illinois readers, was honored in the category of Washington Regional Reporting “for a diverse body of work, including a look at the extent of former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s corruption and a fresh look at congressional foreign travel,” according to an announcement on the club’s website.

Skiba, who grew up in south suburban Calumet City, has been a reporter with the Tribune since 2009.

Another journalist with Illinois ties, Joseph Hosey of, will receive the National Press Club's 2014 John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award.

Hosey has fought in court against a Will County judge’s order that he disclose a confidential source.

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