Bloomberg reporter wins best new journalist award

Esme Deprez

Esme Deprez of Bloomberg News has been named the best new journalist by the Newswomen’s Club of New York.

The award is named for Martha Coman, one of the first female reporters for the New  York Herald and a founding member and first president of The Newspaper Women’s Club, which became the Newswomen’s Club of New York. The awards will be presented Nov. 15.

Deprez is a state and local government reporter covering breaking news and national politics and policy at Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek. She joined Bloomberg News in 2009 from Businessweek, where she broke the story, as an intern, of Goldman Sachs’ access to swine flu vaccine when even pregnant women were empty handed.

She has reported on the Wisconsin labor protests from the streets of Madison, New York’s legalization of gay marriage from the Senate floor and reproductive health policy from statehouses and abortion clinics in Mississippi and Oklahoma.

Deprez was born on a blueberry farm in Maine and earned a M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. from Boston College.

See all of the winners here.