Ford has won the Pennsylvania Distinguished Writing Award and more than 40 other journalism awards. Outside of newspapering, his articles have appeared in several magazines. His father, the late Cal Turner, was a U.S. Navy signalman and frogman in World War II and later became one of central Pennsylvania’s most-recognized newspaper writers.

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Ford is researching a narrative tribute to Pennsylvanians who served their country during World War II, including some who are memorialized at the remarkable shrines that are Indiantown Gap National Cemetery and National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

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In a single year, Ford won eight Keystone Press Awards, including five individual or shared first prizes in the categories of investigative reporting, ongoing news, breaking news, news beat reporting, and news feature.

Half of the Right-to-Know efforts that won the John V.R. Bull Freedom of Information Award for the Reading Eagle staff in 2018 were carried out by Ford.

“I watched him grow, with a decent amount of envy, into one of the finest journalists I’ve ever worked with. I admired Ford for his tenacity, especially when pursuing stories that championed the people who have no one to speak for them.” — Reading Eagle Editor Garry Lenton writing in the Eagle, May 26, 2019.

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Ford’s writing has appeared in Yankee Magazine, Berkshire Magazine and Mote Magazine.