Journalist based in Kenya wins Pulitzer Prize
Date Posted : Friday, 20 Apr 2012
Jeffrey Gettleman is the East Africa bureau chief for The New York Times.
In April 2012, Mr. Gettleman was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his 2011 “vivid reports, often at personal peril, on famine and conflict in East Africa, a neglected but increasingly strategic part of the world,” the Pulitzer jury said.
He covers 12 countries and has focused much of his work on internal conflicts in Kenya, Congo, Somalia, Sudan and Ethiopia. Before this posting, Mr. Gettleman worked for The Times in New Jersey, Baghdad and Atlanta. He has also been a reporter for The Los Angeles Times and The St. Petersburg Times.
He won an Overseas Press Club award in 2003 for a feature article on a Pakistani boy being kept as a sex slave in an Afghan prison and another Overseas Press Club award in 2008 for reporting on human rights abuses in Ethiopia. He won several local journalism awards in Florida while at The St. Petersburg Times.
He studied philosophy at Cornell University and earned a master’s of philosophy degree from Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He has appeared as a news commentator on CNN, BBC, PBS, NPR, ABC and the Charlie Rose show. He has written features for The New York Times Magazine and GQ.
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