Mary Engel

Los Angeles Times, editorial writer, Editorial Pages, 2001-; regional editorial page editor, Valley Edition, 1999-2001.

University of Calif., Berkeley, senior writer, Graduate Division, 1996-99.

Anchorage Daily News, editorial writer and columnist, 1991-94.

Albuquerque Journal, editorial writer and columnist, 1986-89; 1990-01; education, general assignment reporter, 1982-86.

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN. B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, American Studies, 1978.

Memphis State University. Graduate Studies in English; taught freshman composition and American Literature, 1980-81.

University College, Oxford, England, summer program, 1977.

Born: November 16. Little Rock, Ark. Married

• Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism, Runner-Up, editorial/commentary, 2004

• California Newspapers Publishers Association, first place, editorial comment, 2002

• National Headliner Award for Editorial Writing, third place, for a series of editorials and columns on reforming Alaska's health care system, 1994.

• National Women's Political Caucus Exceptional Merit Media Award, 1992.