Pulitzer Prize-Winner Bogdanich to Speak at Jersey SPJ Luncheon

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By: E&P Staff

Three-time Pulitzer winner Walt Bogdanich will speak at the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists awards luncheon, to be held this Saturday at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

An assistant editor on The New York Times’ Investigative Desk, Bogdanich recently won his third Pulitzer Prize overall and his second for investigative reporting. The honor, which Bogdanich shared with reporter Jake Hooker, was awarded for the paper’s seven-part series on toxic ingredients in medicines and other everyday items imported from China, which led to a crackdown by American and Chinese officials.

Before coming to the Times in 2001, Bogdanich was an investigative producer for CBS’ “60 Minutes” and ABC News. He was also an investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, and has also worked for both the Cleveland Press and the Plain Dealer.

Bogdanich won his first Pulitzer in 1988, for a series of articles in the Wall Street Journal about substandard medical laboratories. His second Pulitzer was awarded in 2005 for his series “Death on the Tracks” an expos? of how freight companies used Amtrak to shield themselves from paying millions of dollars in damages for accidents brought about by poor track maintenance.

In addition to his Pulitzers, Bogdanich has received four George Polk Awards, an Investigative Reporters and Editors award, and an Overseas Press Club award.

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