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Walter Brasch, senior editor for OEN and whose column appears weekly, recently won awards for both his column and his radio commentary.

Brasch won first place in commentary (general) and second place in commentary (humor) from the Pennsylvania Press Club, against statewide competition. During the past decade, he has also won multiple awards from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, National Federation of Press Women, Society of Professional Journalists, Pennsylvania Press Club, and the Pennsylvania Women's Press Association.

At the annual Pennsylvania Press Conference, held in State College, Pa., this past weekend, he won his second consecutive first place for commentary, presented by the Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association.

Dr. Brasch has been a journalist more than 40 years, specializing in social issues and investigative/public affairs reporting. He is also a multimedia writer-producer and the author of 20 books. His latest book is the critically-acclaimed Fracking Pennsylvania, an in-depth look at the economic, health, and environmental effects of fracking, as well as the ties between politicians and the oil/gas industry throughout the country.

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Walter Brasch is an award-winning journalist and professor of journalism emeritus. His current books are Before the First Snow: Stories from the Revolution , America's Unpatriotic Acts: The Federal Government's Violation of (more...)

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Congratulations Walt. Great work!! I am so gratefu... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 11:22:19 AM
thanks, Rob. Equally, I am pleased you're the OEN ... by Walter Brasch on Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 4:41:02 AM
I am very proud of this site, and as you low, I se... by Susan Lee Schwartz on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 12:19:00 PM
Your work has earned this award, and much more. Yo... by Paul from Potomac on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 12:56:27 PM
Way to go, Walt!We're so glad to have you at OpEdN... by Joan Brunwasser on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 12:56:34 PM
Congratulations Dr. Brasch. You do a great job at ... by Samuel Vargo on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 12:56:36 PM
Let me add my congratulations. I know how difficu... by Shirley Braverman on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:09:01 PM
Congratulations Walt!!! ... by Meryl Ann Butler on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:20:34 PM
What a wonderful feeling for you - knowing that yo... by Suzana Megles on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 2:24:08 PM
Congratulations are definitely in order, sir. ... by Dan Cooper on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 2:40:07 PM
Congrats. Love Oped ... by Textynn N on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 4:41:45 PM
Nicely done Walt and thank you for what you do. ... by Lois Gagnon on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 5:21:29 PM
Kudos!! ... by Marianne Hoynes on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 5:49:27 PM
Walter is an example of journalism at its best; my... by michael payne on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 5:51:36 PM
Congratulations. Now... I would love to see "Sheil... by Vincent Guarisco on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 7:55:15 PM
well done, sir! ... by J. Edward Tremlett on Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 9:49:40 PM
Do you actually remember us? Just kidding, great j... by Daniel Geery on Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 12:51:30 AM
Congratulations! Powerful work! ... by Burl Hall on Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 6:18:40 AM
Congratulations! Your success inspires all of us! ... by Richmond Shreve on Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 9:05:27 AM