Katie Engelhart wins the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting

Congratulations to Katie Engelhart who has won the George Polk Award for Magazine Reporting for “What Happened in Room 10?”. The judges said, “Focussing on one room in the Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, scene of America’s first deadly Covid-19 outbreak, which led to 46 deaths, Engelhart’s seamless 17,000-word narrative was at once riveting storytelling and a deft analysis of what went so wrong in nursing homes across the country”.

The George Polk Awards in Journalism are a series of American journalism awards presented annually by Long Island University, New York. They were established in 1949 by LIU to commemorate George Polk, a CBS correspondent murdered in 1948 while covering the Greek civil war. The awards, which place a premium on investigative and enterprising reporting that gains attention and achieves results, are conferred annually to honour special achievement in journalism.

For more information about the awards, as well as full list of winners, visit the LIU website.