Best Journalist

Jordan Smith, 'The Austin Chronicle'

Murder, execution, child molestation, ultrasounds – this girl's covered it all. Just going by the name, many readers think Jordan is a dude. Well, she's not, and she proves that ladies can do investigative reporting, too. Jordan has won awards near and far for her excellence in criminal justice reporting, and having her on the Chronicle team gives us major bragging rights. This is one damn fine journalist.

Jordan Smith
The Austin Chronicle
4000 N. I-35
www.austinchronicle.com