THR's Kim Masters Wins Journalist of the Year; Alex Ben Block, Entertainment Journalist of the Year

Wesley Mann
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THR's Todd McCarthy, Shirley Halperin and Daniel Miller also were honored at the L.A. Press Club's SoCal Journalism Awards on Sunday night.

The Hollywood Reporter editor-at-large Kim Masters was named print journalist of the year and senior film editor Alex Ben Block was honored as entertainment journalist of the year on Sunday at the Los Angeles Press Club's 54th Southern California Journalism Awards Gala.

They were just two of several THR writers and editors honored at the ceremony, which took place at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles.

Chief film critic Todd McCarthy took home the criticism award, and music editor Shirley Halperin won for best personality profile for her cover story on Trent Reznor.

Masters also took home a second award along with senior writer Daniel Miller for their story "The Secret World of Hollywood Poker," which was named best entertainment feature.

Also during the event, which was held on the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein received the President’s Award for Impact on the Media.

Awards were handed out for the best reporting and photography across all media platforms; winners were chosen by press clubs across the nation from a record 750 entries.

Martin Sheen, Pauley Perrette, Ron Perlman, Dan Lauria, Pat Harvey, Jodi Long, Patt Morrison, Robert Kovacik and Jodi Long were among those helping to hand out awards at the ceremony, which was emceed by Jack Maxwell.