SALT LAKE CITY — Deseret News sports writer Mike Sorensen will be honored at the University of Utah's 57th Annual Communication Awards Banquet, Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Little America Hotel Main Ballroom.
Sorensen, a 33-year veteran of the News, will receive the department's Alumni Achievement Award. Also being honored with achievement awards are Salt Lake City Council member Jill Remington Love and University of Utah Health Care assistant vice president for public affairs Christopher Nelson.
KUTV's Rod Decker will receive this year's Service to Journalism award, while former Utah first lady Norma Matheson receives the Distinguished Service award.
Sorensen has previously been honored by the Associated Press Sports Editors, the Utah-Idaho-Spokane Associated Press Association, the Utah Society of Professional Journalists and other news organizations.