The Daily Beast took home four awards this year from the Los Angeles Press Club’s National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards, including first place in the celebrity investigative report category for a story by Kate Briquelet and ML Nestel on the Nate Parker rape case. Tim Teeman’s story about comic Bob Smith’s life with ALS won first place in the personality profile category, and Melissa Leon’s story about the late Bill Paxton, called “‘Game Over, Man’: ‘Aliens’ Cast Remembers the Irreplaceable Bill Paxton on Alien Day,” won first place in the celebrity feature category. Chris Lee won first place arts and entertainment feature for “When Prince Made a Chambermaid His Queen for a Day,” about a young motel chambermaid who won an MTV dream date with Prince in the 1980s. Several members of The Daily Beast staff were also named as runners-up in several other categories, including journalist of the year for Senior Editor Tim Teeman.
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