Monday, March 19, 2012

Ellen Cushing of the Express Nominated for James Beard Foundation Award

By Robert Gammon
Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Express staff writer/web editor Ellen Cushing was nominated today for a prestigious James Beard Foundation award for journalism excellence in covering wine, spirits, and other beverages for her cover story “How Peet’s Starbucked Itself” (9/21/2011). Cushing, who also writes the weekly column “Last Call” on the East Bay bar scene, is the only Northern California newspaper reporter to be nominated for this national award. She’s also only one of two alt weekly reporters nationwide to receive a nomination.

Ellen Cushing
  • Ellen Cushing
The winners of the James Beard Foundation awards will be announced in New York on May 4. The Express previously won a James Beard Foundation award for journalism excellence in 2005 for “Endangered Species” by then Express food writer Jonathan Kauffman.

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