Mike Donoghue is one of the top award-winning news and sports writers in New England. He spent most of his career writing for print and online for the Burlington (Vt.) Free Press — the state’s top news source, before taking an early retirement. Donoghue and the Free Press were often recognized for his work on a local, state, regional and national level. St. Michael’s College recruited Donoghue to serve as adjunct professor & academic adviser for the Journalism Department for 30 years. Donoghue is inducted into 5 halls of fame. A few other honors include the Yankee Quill, the Matthew Lyon First Amendment Award and the New England Journalist of the Year. He serves as first vice president of the New England First Amendment Coalition and vice chairman of the New England Academy of Journalists and is a past two-term president of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association.