OAN Reporters Recognized at the Local and National Level 


The O’odham Action News would like to congratulate two of its staff reporters: Chris Picciuolo and Tasha Silverhorn for their recent accomplishments.

Picciuolo (above) was recognized as the winner in the Best of the Desert – East Valley AZ Central category for Best Columnist/Reporter. Tasha Silverhorn (above) was recognized during the 2022 Native American Journalists Association National Native Media Awards on Aug. 27. 

Picciuolo said, “To be even mentioned in the same company as so many talented reporters, let alone winning the award, means so much to me. I think this is a great thing for someone reporting on Indian Country, and a Native American community, to be recognized, as there are some really good stories coming out of O’odham Action News and other Native news outlets.”

Silverhorn’s awards were for print/online category for Best Layout, Best Health Coverage and Best Sports Story. Two of her awards were for the following stories: SRPMIC Member Becomes IFBB Bikini Professional Body Builder and Breast Cancer at 36: My Story. 

About the award Tasha said, “I am honored to be awarded for my work,” said Silverhorn. “And, like have said time and time again, I enjoy writing stories about my community and the people in it, so if anyone has story, let me know and we can write some more award-winning articles.”

Picciuolo added, “I look forward to more reporters from Native news sources and Indigenous journalists being in the spotlight across the Valley and throughout the country.”

OAN appreciates Picciuolo and Silverhorn for their hardwork and for representing the Community, in bringing stories from all walks of life and of its members. 

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