Meyer was humbled and proud to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in May 2019 from the Washington Independent Review of Books for his many years of service to the organization and for his years of journalism. On June 29, he received yet another journalism award — his fourth in 2019 alone and his 15th since leaving the Washington Post in 2004. It was for an article in Bethesda Magazine full of insider details about Marriott’s decision to build its new corporate headquarters in Maryland and in Bethesda. The award was his fourth from the National Association of Real Estate Editors since 2013. In 2016, NAREE gave him awards for the Best Freelance Collection, and also for the best commercial real estate stories.
FIVE FOR FREEDOM: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army won the 2019 award for Outstanding Biography/History from the American Society of Journalists and Authors. “Meyer’s impressive research turned up never-before-revealed stories about five African American men whom history has ignored — until now,” the judges said.
Meyer also won the award for the Outstanding Blog Post: “Pittsburgh: Never Again? Just Words,” which appeared on this website in November 2018. The judges said “Meyer thoughtfully compared past pogroms to the Tree of Life synagogue shooting…”
In 2016, Meyer won the best profile award from the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and Best Collection of Work by an Individual—Commercial Real Estate, for New York Times articles, from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.