Brent Walth, 41, is a senior reporter on The Oregonian's enterprise and projects team. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1984 with a degree in journalism and political science.
He has worked for Willamette Week, an alternative news weekly in Portland; as a political reporter the Register-Guard in Eugene; and as a Capitol Hill reporter for The Oregonian in its Washington, D.C., bureau.
Walth was part of The Oregonian's team that won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for its investigation into abuses by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. The previous year, Walth was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting for stories that looked at how political pressure affects pesticide regulation. He is a previous winner of the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
He is author of a 1994 book, "Fire at Eden's Gate: Tom McCall and the Oregon Story," a biography of Oregon's environmental governor.
He and his wife, Shannon Buono, live in Portland with their 3-year-old son, Griffin.