Washington Bureau Chief, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Experimentation with points of view and narration techniques in literary journalism Judge
Tracie Mauriello is the Washington bureau chief for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She previously served as an education writer for the Waterbury Republican-American in Connecticut, as an assistant city editor for the Springfield News-Sun in Ohio, and as a reporter for The Herald in New Britain, Conn. As the Post-Gazette’s Harrisburg bureau chief, she uncovered a corruption scandal that became known as "bonusgate" in which state lawmakers used tax dollars to fund political campaigns. Several people, including two former state House speakers, were sentenced to prison. Mauriello was part of the Post-Gazette team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News for their coverage of the Tree of Life shooting in 2018. Mauriello holds a B.A. in English from Central Connecticut State University and an M.A. in journalism from The Ohio State University.