Sylvia Poggioli is arguably one of public radio's most famous names; now, NPR's Senior European Correspondent can claim yet another title: Recipient of the 2011 Arthur Ross Award for Distinguished Reporting & Analysis on Foreign Affairs.
The award is presented by the American Academy of Diplomacy each year to journalists producing "the most compelling and insightful pieces concerning American diplomacy." A luncheon recognizing Sylvia and her fellow 2011 Arthur Ross Award winner took place yesterday at the State Department.
For nearly 30 years, Sylvia has reported from around the globe, most recently covering the aftermath of July's extremist attacks in Norway; the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis in Greece, Spain and Portugal; and Silvio Berlusconi's resignation as the prime minister of Italy.
Good luck to anyone trying to beat her in the "Who's-Got-The-Most-Stamps-On-Their-Passport?" game.