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Chris Adams
Medical and Finance Reporter, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune
Current Assignment: Director of Training, National Press Foundation
1996 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Matthieu Aikins
Freelance, Matter/Medium
Current Assignment: Fellow, Type Media Center
2015 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Christiane Amanpour, CBE
International Correspondent, CNN
Current Assignment: Chief International Correspondent and Host of CNN's International Program; Global Affairs Anchor , CNN; ABC News
1993 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Pauline Arrillaga
Reporter, The Associated Press
Current Assignment: U.S. Enterprise Editor, The Associated Press
2005 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Tom Ashbrook
Foreign Editor, The Boston Globe
Current Assignment: Host, "Conversations with Tom Ashbrook"
1990 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Rick Atkinson
Washington Correspondent, The Kansas City Times
Current Assignment: Author, Freelance
1984 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Mike Baker
Reporter, The Seattle Times, The Center for Public Integrity and BuzzFeed News
The Seattle Times
2016 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Christopher Baxter
Reporter, The Star-Ledger (New Jersey)
Current Assignment: Editor, Data & Investigations, The Star-Ledger, NJ.com
2014 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Jo Becker
Suburban Government Reporter, St. Petersburg Times
Current Assignment: Reporter, The New York Times
1999 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Lois Beckett
Reporter, ProPublica
Current Assignment: Unchanged, ProPublica
2012 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Daniel Biddle
Investigative Reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Current Assignment: Instructor, University of Delaware
1984 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
H. G. Bissinger
Staff Reporter, St. Paul Pioneer Press
Current Assignment: Contributing Editor; Author, Vanity Fair
1982 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Deborah Leigh Blum
National Science Writer, The Sacramento Bee
Current Assignment: Helen Firstbrook Franklin Professor of Journalism, University of Wisconsin
1988 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Joshua Boak
Reporter, The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
Current Assignment: Economics Writer, The Associated Press
2007 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Abbie Boudreau
Correspondent, CNN
Current Assignment: Correspondent, ABC News (Los Angeles)
2010 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Bonita Brodt
Reporter and Features Writer, Chicago Tribune
Current Assignment: Vice President of Communications and Engagement Strategies, University of Vermont Health Network
1989 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Pamela Burdman
Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
Current Assignment: Independent Policy Analyst to Foundations and Think Tanks,
1994 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Sumana Chatterjee
Reporter, Knight-Ridder News Service
Current Assignment: Writer, Freelance
2002 | Co-Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Stella Chavez
Reporter, The Dallas Morning News
Current Assignment: Education Reporter, KERA (Dallas), NPR affiliate
2007 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Adrian Chen
Reporter, The New York Times Magazine
Current Assignment: Freelance Writer,
2016 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Reporter, Discovery Times Channel
Current Assignment: Director, Sharmeen Obaid Productions; CEO Waadi Animations
2005 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
C. J. Chivers
Reporter, The Providence Journal-Bulletin
Current Assignment: Senior Writer, The New York Times
1997 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Steve Coll
Foreign Correspondent, The Washington Post
Current Assignment: Dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
1992 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Jeanmarie Condon
Producer, "Turning Point," ABC News
Current Assignment: Senior Executive Producer for Content and Development, ABC News
1995 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Nicholas Confessore
Reporter, Washington Monthly
Current Assignment: investigative reporter, The New York Times; writer-at-large, The New York Times Magazine, political analyst, MSNBC
2004 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Kevin Cullen
Staff Reporter, The Boston Globe
Current Assignment: Columnist, The Boston Globe
1988 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
John Dickerson
Reporter, Phoenix New Times
2009 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Celia Dugger
Reporter, The New York Times
Current Assignment: Health and Sciences Editor, The New York Times
1993 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Reese Dunklin
Reporter, The Dallas Morning News
Current Assignment: Investigative Reporter, The Associated Press
2005 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Gregg Easterbrook
National Correspondent, The Atlantic Monthly
Current Assignment: Contributing Editor; Author, The Atlantic, Washington Monthly
1986 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Charles Ely
News Anchor, KTUL-TV (Tulsa)
Current Assignment: Anchor and Managing Editor, KTUL-TV (Tulsa)
1986 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Steve Erlanger
Foreign Correspondent, The Boston Globe
Current Assignment: Chief Diplomatic Correspondent, Europe, The New York Times
1982 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Ronan Farrow
Contributing Writer, The New Yorker
2018 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Kiera Feldman
Reporter, The New Republic and The Investigative Fund
Current Assignment: Investigative Reporter, Los Angeles Times
2015 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Mark Feldstein
Producer and Writer, WTSP-TV (St. Petersburg)
Current Assignment: Professor, Broadcast Journalism, University of Maryland
1983 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Sarah Fenske
Reporter, Phoenix New Times
Current Assignment: Director of Digital Content, Feast Magazine
2011 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Riham Feshir
Reporter, Minnesota Public Radio News
2018 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Michael Finkel
Reporter, The New York Times Magazine
Current Assignment: Author, Freelance
2001 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Barbara Fischkin
Reporter, Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.)
Current Assignment: Author, Freelance
1987 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Mark Flatten
Reporter, Tribune Newspapers (Ariz.)
Current Assignment: Investigative Reporter, Goldwater Institute
1994 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Thomas French
Reporter, St. Petersburg Times
Current Assignment: Professor, Indiana University Media School
1992 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Darcy Frey
Freelance, Harper's Magazine
Current Assignment: Contributing Writer, Author, Pantheon Books; Director, Creative Writing Program, Harvard University
1994 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Thomas Friedman
Beirut Bureau Chief, The New York Times
Current Assignment: Foreign Affairs Columnist, The New York Times
1983 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Cathy Frye
Reporter, Arkansas (Little Rock) Democrat-Gazette
Current Assignment: Unchanged, Arkansas (Little Rock) Democrat-Gazette
2004 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Ellen Gabler
Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Current Assignment: Investigative Reporter, The New York Times
2014 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Ryan Gabrielson
Reporter, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Current Assignment: Reporter, ProPublica
2015 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Claire Galofaro
Correspondent, The Associated Press
2017 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Lisa Gartner
Reporter, Tampa Bay Times
2016 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Ira Glass
Producer, NPR
Current Assignment: Creator and Host, "This American Life," WBEZ Chicago Public Media
1988 | Co-Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Scott Glover
Reporter, Sun-Sentinel (South Florida)
Current Assignment: Investigative Reporter, CNN
1997 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Christina Goldbaum
Independent Journalist, The Daily Beast
2018 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Jennifer Gonnerman
Reporter, Village Voice
Current Assignment: Staff Writer, The New Yorker
2001 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Mark Greenblatt
Investigative Reporter, KHOU-TV
Current Assignment: Senior National Investigative Correspondent, Scripps News Washington Bureau
2010 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Peter Gumbel
Moscow Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal
Current Assignment: Editorial director, McKinsey Global Institute
1990 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Tom Hallman
Police Reporter, The (Portland) Oregonian
Current Assignment: Senior Reporter, The (Portland) Oregonian
1985 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Blaine Harden
Africa Correspondent, The Washington Post
Current Assignment: Writer, Freelance
1986 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Patrick Healy
Higher Education Reporter, The Boston Globe
Current Assignment: Politics Editor, The New York Times
2002 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Kevin Heldman
Staff Writer, APBnews.com
Current Assignment: Writer-at-Large; Contributing Writer, Capital New York; The Big Round Table
2000 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
John Henion
Producer, Current TV
Current Assignment: Showrunner, Film 45 & Amazon Studios
2011 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Jack Hitt
Senior Editor, Esquire
Current Assignment: Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s,
1991 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
David Isay
Independent Producer, National Public Radio
Current Assignment: Founder and President, StoryCorps
1991 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Dave Jamieson
Reporter, Washington City Paper
Current Assignment: Reporter, Huffington Post
2008 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Julie Jargon
Reporter, Westword (Denver)
Current Assignment: Staff Writer, The Wall Street Journal
2004 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Brooke Jarvis
Contributing Writer, The California Sunday Magazine
Current Assignment: Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine, The California Sunday Magazine
2017 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Craig Kapitan
Reporter, The Bryan-College Station (Texas) Eagle
Current Assignment: Home Page Editor, ONE News (New Zealand)
2008 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Matt Katz
Reporter, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Current Assignment: Reporter, WNYC
2011 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Kate Kelly
Reporter, The Wall Street Journal
Current Assignment: Reporter, The New York Times
2009 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Michael LaForgia
Investigations editor, Tampa Bay Times
2016 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Evelyn Larrubia
Reporter, Sun-Sentinel (South Florida)
Current Assignment: Executive editor,
1997 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Jeff Larson
News Applications Developer, ProPublica
Current Assignment: Unchanged, ProPublica
2012 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Nathaniel Lash
Data reporter, Tampa Bay Times
2016 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Michael Luo
Reporter, The Associated Press
Current Assignment: Editor, NewYorker.com
2003 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Jim Lynch
General Assignment Reporter, The (Spokane) Spokesman-Review
Current Assignment: Novelist, Freelance
1996 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Sean Patrick Lyons
Reporter, Waterbury (Conn.) Republican-American
Current Assignment: Writer, Freelance
2000 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
* Jim Lyons
News Anchor, KTUL-TV (Tulsa)
1986 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Rachel Manteuffel
Reporter, Washingtonian Magazine
Current Assignment: Writer, Editorial Department, The Washington Post
2013 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Meg Martin
Managing Editor, Minnesota Public Radio News
2018 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Mark Mazzetti
Reporter, The New York Times
Current Assignment: Washington investigative correspondent, The New York Times
2008 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Andrew McLemore
Reporter, The Williamson County (Texas) Sun
Current Assignment: breaking news reporter, Austin-American Statesman
2012 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Edythe McNamee
Digital content producer, CNN Digital
Current Assignment: Freelance Cinematographer and Director, Washington DC,
2013 | Co-Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Laura Meckler
National Staff Reporter, The Associated Press
Current Assignment: Staff Writer, The Washington Post
1999 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Robin Mejia
Reporter, CNN
Current Assignment: Writer, Freelance
2006 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Paul David Meyer
Reporter, The Dallas Morning News
Current Assignment: Attorney, Supreme Court & Appellate practice, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe
2007 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
T. Christian Miller
Reporter, Los Angeles Times
Current Assignment: Senior Reporter, ProPublica
2004 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Susan Milstein
Reporter, The American Lawyer
Current Assignment: Owner, Personal History Productions
1985 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
J. R. Moehringer
Atlanta Bureau Chief, Los Angeles Times
Current Assignment: Author, Freelance
1998 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Luke Mogelson
Reporter, The New York Times Magazine
Current Assignment: Writer, Freelance
2014 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Alexis Muellner
Producer, NPR
Current Assignment: Editor in Chief, Tampa Bay Business Journal
1988 | Co-Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Tracy Mumford
Podcast Developer Producer, Minnesota Public Radio News
Current Assignment: Podcast Development Producer, American Public Media
2018 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Anne Nelson
Freelance, Mother Jones
Current Assignment: Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
1989 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Bob Norman
Staff Writer, New Times Broward (Palm Beach)
Current Assignment: Investigative Reporter, WPLG-TV
2002 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Michele Norris
Staff Writer, The Washington Post
Current Assignment: Special Correspondent, Host, NPR
1990 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Evan Osnos
Beijing Bureau Chief, The Chicago Tribune
Current Assignment: Staff Writer, The New Yorker
2007 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Philip P. Pan
Foreign Correspondent, The Washington Post
Current Assignment: Beijing Bureau Chief, The New York Times
2003 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
David Nathaniel Philipps
Reporter, The (Colorado Springs) Gazette
Current Assignment: National Correspondent, The New York Times
2010 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Olga Pierce
Reporter, ProPublica
Current Assignment: Unchanged, ProPublica
2012 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
*Edward Pinder
Producer,
2001 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Lydia Polgreen
Foreign Correspondent, The New York Times
Current Assignment: Editor in Chief, Huffington Post
2009 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Christof Putzel
Reporter, Current TV
Current Assignment: Host of "Mission Declassified", Travel Channel
2008 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Sudarsan Raghavan
Africa Correspondent, Knight-Ridder News Service
Current Assignment: Cairo Bureau Chief, The Washington Post
2002 | Co-Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
David Remnick
Moscow Correspondent, The Washington Post
Current Assignment: Editor, The New Yorker
1991 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Bert Robinson
Washington Bureau Correspondent, San Jose Mercury News
Current Assignment: Managing Editor/ Content, Bay Area News Group, San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune and Contra Costa Times
1993 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
David Rohde
East Europe Correspondent, The Christian Science Monitor
Current Assignment: Executive Editor for News, NewYorker.com
1996 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Elizabeth Rubin
Freelance, The New Yorker
Current Assignment: Contributing Writer, The New York Times Magazine
1999 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Melinda Ruley
Senior Staff Writer, The Independent (Durham, N.C.)
Current Assignment: Writer, Freelance
1995 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Michael S. Schmidt
Washington Correspondent, The New York Times
2018 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Lindsey Schwartz
Associate Producer, "Dateline." NBC News
Current Assignment: Writer, Freelance
1998 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Mattathias Schwartz
Reporter, The New Yorker
Current Assignment: Freelance Writer,
2012 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Jonathan Schwartz
Producer, NPR
Current Assignment: Presdient, Interlock Media, Inc.
1988 | Co-Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Eric Scigliano
Staff Reporter, The Seattle Weekly
Current Assignment: Science Writer; Contributing Editor, Washinton Sea Grant, University of Washington; Crosscut.com
1982 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Charles Sennott
Reporter, The Boston Globe
Current Assignment: Executive Director and Co-Founder, GlobalPost
1997 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Barry Siegel
National Correspondent, Los Angeles Times
Current Assignment: Professor of English; Director, Literary Journalism Program, University of California, Irvine
1984 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Alix Spiegel
Reporter, "This American Life," WBEZ, Chicago Public Media
Current Assignment: Creator, “Invisibilia,” NPR
2003 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Emily Steel
Business Journalist, The New York Times
2018 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
* Jim Sutherland
Producer and Writer, WTSP-TV (St. Petersburg)
Current Assignment: Executive Producer, Last Assignment: Jim Sutherland Media
1983 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
John D. Sutter
Reporter, CNN Digital
Current Assignment: Senior investigative reporter, CNN
2013 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Jim Tankersley
Reporter, The Blade (Toledo, Ohio)
Current Assignment: Economic Policy Correspondent, The Washington Post
2007 | Co-Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Ben Taub
Staff Writer, The New Yorker
2017 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Scott Thurm
Washington Bureau Correspondent, San Jose Mercury News
Current Assignment: Senior Deputy Technology Editor, The Wall Street Journal
1993 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Paul Tough
Senior Editor, Esquire
Current Assignment: Contributing Writer; Author, The New York Times Magazine
1991 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Larry Tye
Environmental Reporter, The (Louisville) Courier
Current Assignment: Director; Author, Health Coverage Fellowship
1985 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Allan James Vestal
Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Current Assignment: Computational journalist, The Dallas Morning News
2014 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
David Von Drehle
Staff Reporter, The Miami Herald
Current Assignment: Columnist, The Washington Post
1989 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Daniel Wagner
Reporter, The Seattle Times, The Center for Public Integrity and BuzzFeed News
The Center for Public Integrity and BuzzFeed News
2016 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Shoshana Walter
Reporter, The Center for Investigative Reporting
2015 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Ken Ward Jr.
Reporter, Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette
Current Assignment: Investigative Reporter, The Charleston Gazette (West Virginia)
2000 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Patrick Weiland
Producer, "Dateline," NBC News
Current Assignment: Writer, Freelance
1998 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Benjamin L. Weiser
Projects Reporter, The Washington Post
Current Assignment: Metro Reporter, The New York Times
1987 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Edward Wong
Reporter, The New York Times
Current Assignment: Unchanged, The New York Times
2006 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Alan Zarembo
Freelance, Harper's Magazine
Current Assignment: Assistant Foreign and National Editor, Los Angeles Times
1998 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Alexandra Zayas
Reporter, Tampa Bay Times
Current Assignment: Senior Editor, ProPublica
2013 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Mark Zieman
Projects Reporter, The Kansas City Star
Current Assignment: Vice President, Operations, The McClatchy Company
1987 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Leda Zimmerman
Senior Producer, WGBH-TV (Boston)
Current Assignment: Writer and Editor, River Run Media, Inc.
1992 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Peter Zuckerman
Reporter, Post Register (Idaho Falls, Idaho)
Current Assignment: Writer, Freelance
2006 | Winner | Excellence in Local Reporting
Edward Zuckerman
Freelance, Esquire Magazine
Current Assignment: Television and film producer,
1983 | Winner | Excellence in National Reporting
Mitchell Zuckoff
Business Projects Reporter, The Boston Globe
Current Assignment: Professor of Journalism, Boston University
1995 | Winner | Excellence in International Reporting
Mariana van Zeller
Producer, Current TV
Current Assignment: Correspondent, National Geographic Channel
2011 | Co-Winner | Excellence in National Reporting


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