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Three Alumni Win Pulitzer Prizes

Harriet Ryan ’96



The 2019 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on April 15 and three alumni were among the recipients. Harriet Ryan ’96 (along with Matt Hamilton and Paul Pringle, all from the Los Angeles Times) received the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Investigative Reporting for “consequential reporting on a University of Southern California gynecologist accused of violating hundreds of young women for more than a quarter-century.” According to the Los Angeles Times, the series “led to dramatic changes, including the resignation of the university President C.L. Max Nikias.”

Ellen Reid ’05 was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music for
p r i s m, “a bold new operatic work that uses sophisticated vocal writing and striking instrumental timbres to confront difficult subject matter: the effects of sexual and emotional abuse.”

Michael Rothfeld ’93, JRN’98



Michael Rothfeld ’93, JRN’98 was part of the Wall Street Journal team that received the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting “for uncovering President Trump’s secret payoffs to two women during his campaign who claimed to have had affairs with him, and the web of supporters who facilitated the transactions, triggering criminal inquiries and calls for impeachment.”