Former NAHJ president and New York Daily News columnist Juan González has received the 2010 George Polk Award for Commentary for exposing massive fraud of more than $720 million by consultants hired to overhaul a computerized payroll system for New York City.
Juan’s reporting helped lead to the federal indictment of 4 consultants and their relatives, as well as prompt the resignation of the director of the city’s office of payroll administration.
This is Juan’s second Polk award. His first win was in 1998. He is 1 of 13 winners of the 2010 Polk, which Long Island University hands out each year to honor the best in American journalism.
For a full list of the winners and links to Juan’s award-winning columns, click here.