Sun personal finance columnist Eileen Ambrose was named a winner of a Best in Business award yesterday for column writing from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
Ambrose was recognized for a portfolio of her work during 2007. Judges called her work "very reader friendly" and noted that she addressed subjects that other columnists overlooked. "While others were still writing about subprime loans, Ambrose found another area that should be of concern: the pitfalls of pay-day loans," the judges wrote.
This marks the first time The Sun has won an individual writing award in the 13-year history of the national business editors and writers' contest. The Sun won an award in 2006 for team coverage of the General Motors plant closing.
Ambrose joined The Sun in 1999 as a personal finance columnist after serving as a business editor and writer at The Indianapolis Star and The Indianapolis News. She has a master's in journalism from Northwestern University.
She will receive her award at SABEW's annual conference in Baltimore in April.