I’m thrilled to tell you that ProPublica, the independent, non-profit newsroom run by my gorgeous husband, MrB (Paul Steiger), has won its first Pulitzer Prize!
The prize-winning story, a collaboration with the New York Times, was a report by ProPublica’s Sheri Fink about a hospital in New Orleans where a doctor and two nurses were accused of hastening patients’ deaths with lethal doses of medication in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
This is the 17th Pulitzer Prize won by a news organization under MrB’s leadership. The previous 16 prizes were won by the Wall Street Journal, when MrB was managing editor.
ProPublica was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the reporting Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein published in the Los Angeles Times on nursing in California.
Congratulations to Sheri, Tracy, Charles, the rest of the staff and the founders of ProPublica, the staff of the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times and extra-special congratulations to MrB.