Chris Morrow, who has shot video for Coronado and Imperial Beach Patch, won an award for her work as a CNN iReporter at the news organization's 2nd Annual CNN iReport Awards awards ceremony to recognize the work of citizen journalists.
Morrow received the award for her January 2011 interview with model Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, who had an affair with Sandra Bullock's ex-husband and “West Coast Choppers” star Jesse James.
The news and red carpet entertainment reporter has covered stories ranging from the Mayan equinox to protests to asking porn stars about full body scans at the airport.
Most recently, she recorded video at the .
Morrow, of Imperial Beach, has been with CNN iReport since its beta launced in 2008.
Since then, her 1,500 video uploads have received more than 11 million views, many of which have made it to the TV broadcast.
Her most popular video was shot at the pier in Imperial Beach and describes why she enjoys being an iReporter.
"Instead of covering a story locally, I choose to do this globally," she said in the video.