Select list of Erin's awards:

  • First place, environment and science reporting, and second place, investigative reporting (circulation 25,000 to 65,000), Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Pacific Northwest Contest, 2013. 
  • First place, comprehensive coverage, (circulation 25,000 to 65,000), SPJ, 2010.
  • Sigma Delta Chi Award, investigative reporting, 2008.
  • Finalist, Investigative Reporters and Editors medal, 2008.
  • Second place, specialty reporting (psychology), Association of Sunday and Feature Editors, 2007.
  • First place, series, Washington Press Association, 2006.
  • Third place, investigative reporting, SPJ, 2005.
  • First place, consumer reporting (circulation 25,000 to 65,000), SPJ, 2004.
  • Second place, science reporting (circulation 25,000 to 65,000), SPJ, 2004.
  • First place, social issues reporting, WPA, 1998.
  • Third place, education reporting, WPA, 1998.
  • Third place, criminal justice reporting (circulation 25,000-50,000), SPJ, 1998
  • First place, editorial writing (circulation 50,000 and greater), SPJ, 1995.