LONDON - Last night, Sheila McNulty of the Financial Times won two awards at the 2007 British Press Awards. McNulty was named Reporter of the Year and Specialist Writer of the Year for her investigative reporting on BP's safety record. The awards were presented at a gala awards ceremony, hosted by Jon Snow, at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London.
Lionel Barber, Editor of the Financial Times, said: "Sheila's awards are a tribute to dogged reporting on the BP safety record in Alaska and Texas. They are also recognition of a great team effort, of which we are extremely proud."
McNulty is the US Energy Correspondent for the Financial Times, based in Houston, reporting on the energy and oil industry as well as the politics and culture of Texas. McNulty joined the Financial Times in 1997 as a correspondent in Kuala Lumpur, moving to Houston in 2001.
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