Walt Bogdanich

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Walt Bogdanich (born October 10, 1950[1]) is an American investigative journalist and three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.


Bogdanich graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975 with a degree in political science. He received a master's in journalism from Ohio State University in 1976.

Bogdanich is assistant editor for the New York Times Investigations Desk and an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Before joining The Times in 2001, he was an investigative producer for 60 Minutes on CBS and for ABC News. Previously, he worked as an investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal.

He is married to Stephanie Saul, a reporter for The New York Times who won a Pulitzer Prize winner for her work at Newsday.[2]


In 1988, while a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, Bogdanich won the Pulitzer Prize for Specialized Reporting for reporting about faulty testing in American medical laboratories. In 2004, he won the George Polk Award, for National Reporting. In 2005, now a reporter at The New York Times, he won the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for a series of reports about corporate cover-ups of fatal accidents at railway crossings. In 2008, Bogdanich and New York Times colleague Jake Hooker won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for reporting on toxic substances that were discovered in products imported from China.[3] Bogdanich led the team that won the 2008 Gerald Loeb Award for the story "Toxic Pipeline",[4] and he won a lifetime achievement Loeb Award in 2010.[5]


  1. ^ Walt Bogdanich biography, nytimes.com. Retrieved on April 7, 2008
  2. ^ https://journalism.cc.stonybrook.edu/?page_id=1169
  3. ^ Kurtz, Howard (2008-04-08). "The Post Wins 6 Pulitzer Prizes". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2008-08-08. 
  4. ^ N.Y. Times wins 3 Loeb Awards; Sloan gets his 7th, by Joseph Altman, Associated Press, Jun 30, 2008
  5. ^ Feinberg, Paul (2011-05-19). "2011 Gerald Loeb Award Finalists Announced; Finalists Represent the Best in Business and Financial Journalism". UCLA. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 

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