Nevada Press Association Names Alum Sandy Lopez a Journalist of Merit

October 16, 2015

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL -- North View reporter Sandy Lopez has been named a 2015 Journalist of Merit in the Nevada Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest. The award is given to writers who have five or fewer years of professional experience to encourage them to stay in the industry. Lopez has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a minor in Latino/Latina studies from San Francisco State University. Before joining the View staff in 2013, she was an intern at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and before that, a staff reporter at Mission Local, covering San Francisco’s largely bilingual Mission District. While at SF State, she worked as a staff writer for the school’s weekly paper. “Sandy has grown tremendously as a journalist and storyteller during her two years with View,” View Editor Lisa Valentine said. “She has tackled every topic from drug addiction to domestic violence to features with the same care and generosity that is the hallmark of every good reporter.”