By: E&P Staff
Judy Grande, a 1980 Pulitzer Prize finalist who worked for several newspapers as well as syndicated columnist Jack Anderson, has died at 58 after a seven-year battle with breast cancer.
Grande was with what is now The Journal News of White Plains, N.Y., 28 years ago when she shared the Pulitzer finalist nod with Brian Gallagher for an investigation of how local murders were handled.
She and Gallagher — who later became editorial page editor of USA Today — were married to each other.
A Virginia resident at the time of her death, Grande also worked as a reporter for The Plain Dealer of Cleveland, and was a former president of the National Press Club.
The Brooklyn, N.Y., native began her newspaper career at The Ridgewood (N.J.) News before joining The Journal News in 1975. She moved to Washington in 1981 — first working for United Media investigative columnist Jack Anderson and then for The Plain Dealer’s Washington bureau, where she covered Congress and consumer issues.