USC Annenberg sports journalism professor Alan Abrahamson has received the first ever FINA World Journalist award, presented by the international swimming federation on Dec. 1 in Doha, Qatar.
Abrahamson was awarded the honor in recognition of his "contribution to raise the FINA image" at the Evening of the Stars Gala following a two-day FINA World Aquatics Convention in Qatar. Earlier this year, Abrahamson received the Track & Field Writers of America Adam Jacobs Memorial Award for excellence in online journalism, and was featured in the Annenberg Agenda for reporting live for NBC from the Sochi Winter Olympics. "It’s obviously been a great year," Abrahamson said.
"It is humbling and gratifying to get these kind of awards and a privilege to be recognized."