Claire Smith Wins the Red Smith Award

From a story on by Gary Potosky headlined “Claire Smith wins the 2023 Red Smith Award”:

Blazing trails is a way of life for Claire Smith. Some things never change.

Smith is the winner of the 2023 Red Smith Award, regarded as the highest sports journalism honor in the United States.

She is the first African American woman to win the award, given annually by the Associated Press Sports Editors to a writer or editor who has made major contributions to sports journalism. Smith is the sixth woman and fourth Black journalist to win the award.