Recipient of the Norfolk Admirals' 2018 "Anchors of Our Community" Award
"In connection with the Norfolk Admirals upcoming 30th Anniversary season, the Anchors of Our Community Awards recognize 30 members of Hampton Roads who have served the community for at least 30 years. This is a public service award intended to honor members of Hampton Roads for aiding the strength, stability, and unity of the community throughout their years of service."
Kerry won in the category of "Communication and Media", and will be honored along with other winners at an Admirals' game in the fall. August 2018.
"Best Retirement of the Month -- Congratulations to columnist Kerry Dougherty of the Virginian-Pilot upon her retirement announcement last month. You can still read Kerry’s great writing at her new online blog." December 2017.
"I remember when Dems were screaming 'count every vote' during the presidential race in 2000. Good times."
"Kerry Dougherty, a former columnist for the Virginian-Pilot, on efforts by Virginia Democrats to reverse the decision of a three-judge panel awarding a disputed ballot to the Republican candidate in the 94th District, creating a tie." December 29, 2017.
Virginia Press Association's First Place Prize: Best Column
Glen Allen, VA
"Numerous writers, photographers, designers and artists who currently or once worked for The Pilot were recognized for telling the stories of Hampton Roads residents, investigating wrongs and imparting insight into relative unknowns." April 2017.