News UK wins 11 gongs at the British Press Awards
News UK titles notched up a record-equalling 11 wins at the British Press Awards in London tonight (Tuesday).
There were five wins apiece for The Times and The Sunday Times, with The Sun’s Dan Wootton regaining his Showbiz Reporter of the Year crown.
The Times columnist Hugo Rifkind notched up a double triumph by landing both the critic and best of humour accolades.
He said after receiving the best critic gong: “I love writing about telly. I’d like to thank editor John Witherow and Saturday editor Nicola Jeal for making my job so great.”
The Times legend Peter Brookes was again named Cartoonist of the Year, while colleague Marc Aspland received the Sports Photographer of the Year trophy.
The Times also picked up the Sports Team of the Year gong.
Gabriel Pogrund got the evening off to a flying start for The Sunday Times by winning the Young Journalist of the Year category. His prize features a £5,000 travel bursary.
The title also landed the best travel journalist accolade through Martin Hemming and Niall Ferguson was named Columnist of the Year – Broadsheet.
Tom Harper, Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Richard Kerbaj won Scoop of the Year for The Sunday Times with ‘Police: We found porn on deputy PM’s computers’, while The Sunday Times Magazine was named Supplement of the Year.