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Three Sun-Gazette journalists rake in six Keystone Awards

The Williamsport Sun-Gazette won six 2022 Keystone Media Awards, including a first-place finish by sportswriter Chris Masse and three awards won by Tim Wertz, design editor.

Masse won first place for sports feature writing while Wertz won second place for news page design and honorable mentions for both headline writing and feature page design. Sun-Gazette Sports Editor Jon Gerardi won second place for headline writing and honorable mention for sports page design.

“The Sun-Gazette is very proud of its news and sports teams as they bring creativity and great work ethic to their jobs,” said Bob Rolley, Sun-Gazette publisher. “These awards from their peers affirm the value the Sun-Gazette brings to its readers and advertisers.”

“Our team works hard and takes pride in their work,” Mike Maneval, managing editor, said. “We’re proud of the efforts by Chris, Tim and Jon and we look forward to the reporting, writing and design work they and their co-workers will continue to do.”

“We appreciate their talent and hard work, and it is great to see their dedication recognized by our peers,” said Karen Vibert-Kennedy, news and multimedia editor.

“Chris Masse is the most prolific sports writer in the market, backed up by Sports Editor Jon Gerardi,” Rolley said. “These guys are phenomenal as their coverage of local high school and college sports — and specifically the wonderful student-athletes they feature — is unparalleled here. Design Editor Tim Wertz makes our publications sing every day with his colorful, eye-catching designs. He helps to put faces and places to all the work we do.”

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