Jan. 20, 2017
Best of the Week — First Winner
Three-ring scoop: Ringling Bros. folding its circus tent after 146 years
Last weekend, the greatest show at the AP was Tampa, Florida, reporter Tamara Lush’s exclusive. Drawing upon relationships she built over years with the company that owns the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Lush was able to break the news: “The Greatest Show on Earth,” was folding up its tents after 146 years.
Circus owner Feld Entertainment approached Lush about what they said would be a scoop of “biblical” proportions. They reached out to her because of they knew and trusted her work.
Lush’s all-formats work earns the Beat of the Week.