Former Daily Mail and Sun journalist Julie Moult won best international entertainment news or feature story at the Southern California Journalism Awards.
Moult won the award for a feature she wrote for The Sun’s Fabulous magazine last year about a porn star turned Hollywood celebrity agent. Other finalists included Rajesh Mirchandani from BBC News and Nick Allen of the Daily Telegraph.
Moult has been freelancing in LA for almost three years and was formerly a staffer at the Daily Mail for two years and The Sun for seven years before that.
Commenting on the story, headlined ‘The No. 1 Hollywood Mistress Agency”, judges said: ‘The writer tells a potentially sensational story with a deft touch, presenting it instead as the other side of our superstar culture”
Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward were presented the President’s Award by actor Martin Sheen. The Awards were hosted by the LA Press Club.