Joey LoMonaco ’13 Wins Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year

Joey LoMonaco '13 has been named 2019 Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year by the Virginia Press Association for his work at the Free Lance-Star. Joey was an English: Creative Writing major at UMW and graduated cum laude in 2013. The press release for LoMonaco's award reads:      In nominating LoMonaco for Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year, his editor said “Joey has a knack for finding and telling stories that appeal to all readers, regardless of their interest in the sport itself … Joey’s storytelling skill shines.”     LoMonaco has been a sports reporter at The Free Lance-Star since 2016, and has worked at several other news outlets since graduating from the University of Mary Washington with a bachelor’s degree in English in 2013.      Articles in LoMonaco’s portfolio covered brothers who were born in a refugee camp and who became soccer standouts at their high school, a swimmer who refused to let being born with essentially one leg stop him from … [Read more...]