‘Miami Herald’ Pulitzer Winner Jumping to ‘Washington Post’

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By: Joe Strupp

Debbie Cenziper of The Miami Herald won a Pulitzer Prize for an in-depth report on local housing abuse, she’s found a new job at The Washington Post. In his Pulitzer wrapup on Tuesday, Post media writer Howard Kurtz casually mentioned that she would be joining the paper this summer.

The Broward (Fla.) New Times reported today that Cenziper had gotten the job months ago, but agreed to stay at the Herald until the end of this spring. She won the Pulitzer for Local Reporting on Monday.

“The news that Cenziper was leaving wasn’t played quite as prominently today,” New times wrote of the Herald’s own coverage of the change. “Gossip columnist Joan Fleischman tacked it on the end of her piece this morning. That’s right, the Herald reported the departure of its star reporter in a gossip column based on the reporting of another newspaper.”

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