AN reporter Mark Rechtin is Neal winner


Mark Rechtin, West Coast editor for Automotive News, won a first-place prize in the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards, a prestigious journalism contest that recognizes the nation's finest business-to-business media.

Rechtin, 47, won for Best Range of Work by a Single Author. Submissions included an article on how Honda quickly reworked the bungled 2012 Civic, another on the future course of the Scion brand, and a self-produced video about driving the Tesla Model S from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

Rechtin, based in Los Angeles, has worked for Automotive News since 1993. He currently concentrates on Toyota, Honda and Tesla.