TheWrap reporter Jeremy Fuster won a SoCal Journalism Award from the LA Press Club on Saturday for his profile, “Hollywood’s Homeless Crisis: Meet a Musician Who Played With BB King, Now Living on the Streets.”
The story, which won in the Online Entertainment News – Music/Performing Arts category, was rewarded by the judges as follows: “This story is beautifully written and provides the reader with a window into the duality of life in Hollywood /LA. Paul Jacobsen carries his harmonica everywhere, and the way Jeremy Fuster describes it carries the tune. News reports about homelessness often lead to dark stories. It was true here, but Fuster dug deeper and has found an angle full of humanity and reflections of positivity.
Additionally, TheWrap was recognized in other categories at a ceremony at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles.
TheWrap founder Sharon Waxman also earned third place in an Individual Blog for her WaxWord column “Inside Disney: How the Bob Iger-Bob Chapek Rift Led to the ScarJo Blunder.” Waxman and Daniel Goldblatt also earned third place as top podcast co-hosts on “TheWrap-Up” podcast; in addition, they nabbed second place for Best Audio Lifestyle Feature for “How Actors Survived the Pandemic” and Best Audio Personality Profile/Interview – Entertainment for “Actress Olivia Munn’s expresses on anti-Asian violence”. Waxman and senior film reporter Brian Welk also picked up third place for entertainment audio reporting for “Examining The ‘Rust’ Tragedy and Its Impact on Hollywood.”
The creative team led by Ada Guerin won awards for Corina Marie’s ‘Ted Lasso’ photo, as well as second and third place portrait photos, both of Jill Greenberg, Tilda Swinton and MJ Rodriguez. TheWrap magazine cover featuring the cast of “Ted Lasso” also won second place in the cover category.
Jennifer Laski, joined by video editors Chuckie Fuoco as well as Pablo Teyssier-Verger and Lauren Hemming, earned second place in the Entertainment News or Feature video for a segment from TheWrap’s “How I Did It” series: “How’ King Richard’ The composer synchronized a piano note with a tennis stroke.
Carlos Aguilar won third place for his film review; editor Thom Geier also took third place for his theater reviews.