2010 Lifetime

2010 Lifetime Acheivement Award Honoree
Walt Bogdanich

Assistant Investigative Editor
The New York Times

bill emmottWalt Bogdanich, a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, is an assistant editor in the investigative unit at The New York Times.

Before joining The Times in 2001, he produced investigative reports for “60 Minutes” on CBS and before that for ABC News. Previously, he worked as an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York and Washington and for the Plain Dealer in Cleveland.

In 2008, Bogdanich shared a Pulitzer with Jake Hooker for articles in The Times that traced the shipment of toxic pharmaceutical ingredients to unregulated Chinese factories. In 2005, he was awarded a Pulitzer for documenting how railroads covered up their role in fatal grade-crossing accidents. He received his first Pulitzer in 1988 for articles in The Wall Street Journal that exposed substandard medical laboratories.

Bogdanich was a visiting professor at Princeton University in 2007 and for the last three years has taught investigative reporting at Columbia University.

He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1975 with a degree in political science. The following year he earned a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio State University.

Bogdanich is married to New York Times reporter, Stephanie Saul. They have two children, neither of whom shares their father’s inexplicable passion for the Cleveland Indians.