92129 resident Emmet Pierce received nine writing awards at the San Diego Press Club’s 43rd Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards. His articles swept the criminal justice in non-daily newspapers category, winning first, second, and third place. He also won first place for business writing; second place for history reporting, arts and entertainment reporting, education writing, and real estate writing; and third place for science/technology reporting. “I’m very, very honored because the competition in this contest is strong,” said Emmet. “Getting recognition from your colleagues is a great motivator to continue doing your very best work.”

Emmet is a freelance writer who writes primarily about business and personal finance. He previously spent nine years with the real estate section of a local newspaper, where he covered issues ranging from home improvement to home sales and foreclosures. His work has been published by Forbes, MSN Money, Fox Business, Credit Karma, Bankrate, and AmericanExpress.com.