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Check back frequently as we will be updating this page with interesting news involving Herald staff and alumni. Have a suggestion of a person we should be following or a piece of news we should post? Email alumni@browndailyherald.com.
News and Twitter feeds from former Herald reporters now in journalism:

Marcella Bombardieri '99, Boston Globe

Amy Goldstein '79, Washington Post

Sudeep Reddy '01, Wall Street Journal

Matthew Wald '76, New York Times

Stu Woo '08.5, Wall Street Journal

Herald alums in the news:

Richard Holbrooke '62, former Herald editor-in-chief, was President Obama's special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Jill Zuckman '89, former Herald editor-in-chief and a former Washington correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, joined the Obama administration to serve in the Transportation Department.

Pulitzer prize-winning Herald alums:
Amy Goldstein '79, The Washington Post
Finalist, 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Journalism - National Reporting 
Amy Goldstein, a former Herald executive editor, and Dana Priest of The Washington Post were named Pulitzer finalists in the national reporting category for their relentless exploration of America's network of immigration detention centers, melding reporting and computer analysis to expose sometimes deadly abuses and spur corrective steps.
 
Peter Kovacs '77, and Mary Swerczek '98, The New Orleans Times-Picayune
Winners (2 awards), 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Journalism - Breaking News, Public Service
Former Herald editor-in-chief Peter Kovacs, former Herald executive editor Mary Swerczek and Brown alum Stephanie Grace '86 are all journalists at The Times-Picayune, which was honored with both breaking news and public service Pulitzer awards in 2006 in recognition of its "heroic, multi-faceted coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, making exceptional use of the newspaper's resources to serve an inundated city even after the evacuation of the newspaper plant," according to the Pulitzer Board's Web site. Kovacs, a former member of The Herald's board of directors, is currently managing editor of the Times-Picayune. Swerczek is curently a reporter for the Times-Picayune.
 
Usha Lee McFarling '89, The Los Angeles Times
Winner, 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Journalism - Explanatory Reporting
Former Herald reporter Usha Lee McFarling '89 was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the explanatory reporting category for co-authoring a five-part series titled "Altered Oceans," which examined ecological problems plaguing oceans across the globe. McFarling is currently a science reporter for the Los Angeles Times.
 
James Risen '77, The New York Times
Winner, 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Journalism - National Reporting
James Risen, former editor of The Herald's weekly magazine, Good Clean Fun, and Eric Lichtblau of The New York Times were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for their story on the National Security Administration's secret domestic eavesdropping program. According to the Pulitzer Board's Web site, the stories written by Risen and Lichtblau "stirred a national debate on the boundary line between fighting terrorism and protecting civil liberty." The story prompted protests from U.S. government officials, who argued the coverage compromised the eavesdropping program and diminished the government's ability to protect the American people.

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