Jennie Rees was selected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame's Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor and on Feb. 4th, 2015 she is getting the Tom Hammond Media Award along with Chris Collinwood, Don Atkins and Mitch Barnhart at the Lexington Convention Center's Bluegrass Ballroom.
For the last 28 years Jennie Rees has been associated with the Louisville Courrier-Journal as a turf writer. Prior to that, she had a stint of 2 years with the Rochester Times-Union as a sportswriter copy editor. She had graduated from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, with an A.B. in Journalism and Forensic Studies. She was a member and former president of the National Turf Writers Association. Among the many awards she had received, the Eclipse Award for outstanding newspaper and magazine writing, both in 1988 and 1993. She was also a key member of team that won Eclipse Award for on-line/multi-media coverage, in 2008.