Kevin G. Hall, national economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers, has won the 2011 Weidenbaum Center Award for Evidence-Based Journalism. Hall received the award during the Center’s annual media retreat June 26-29 in Cape Cod.
Hall is the former McClatchy South America bureau chief. During a 24-year career, he has worked in Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, Saudi Arabia, Miami, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., and has reported from across the globe.
He is the 2004 winner of the Sigma Delta Chi Award, given by the Society of Professional Journalists for best foreign correspondence. A member of the National Economists Club, Hall is also an elected board member of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the nation’s premier association for business journalists.
In 2010, he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for national reporting detailing how in 2009 Wall Street sold out investors and caused the national financial crisis.