Mitch Weiss, a correspondent for The Associated Press, is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who has worked on major projects over the last 20 years. Weiss has investigated government corruption, white-collar crime, police misconduct and clerical sexual abuse. He was assigned to an investigative series that uncovered the longest string of atrocities carried out by a U.S. fighting unit in the Vietnam War. In recognition of the series "Buried Secrets, Brutal Truths," which led to an investigation by the Pentagon, Weiss and his colleague Michael D. Sallah, were awarded the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. Weiss and Sallah turned the series into a critically acclaimed book for Little, Brown & Company of New York in 2006. The book, which made several Top 10 lists, including the Washington Post, San Francisco
Chronicle and Minneapolis Star-Tribune, was released in paperback in June 2007.