The Bill Workman Award is a stipend given to the winner of the year’s news category. The award honors Bill’s devotion to journalism and to the San Francisco Peninsula Press Club, which he served with his wife, Marla Lowenthal, who has established this award.

Bill Workman

Bill Workman, who hailed back to a time when the newsroom was loud and full of smoke, loved journalism. He sincerely believed that informing the people is critical to promoting democracy and keeping the world safe from tyranny.

Bill was a consummate journalist, a successful teacher and a past president of the San Francisco Peninsula Press club. He wrote for the Boston Globe, where he was awarded a Knight Fellowship Award to study at Stanford University.

In 1970, he joined the San Francisco Chronicle as a general reporter covering many major news stories including the Patty Hearst and Chowchilla kidnappings, and the Billionaire Boys Club.

Award Winners

2017 Michael Barba San Francisco Examiner Bayview school enrollment dips to 20-year low
2016 Joshua Sabatini San Francisco Examiner SF Homeless Families Face Difficult Choice of Shelter or School
2015 Glenda Anderson The Press Democrat