My Life As: Stephanie Saul and Walt Bogdanich (April 14, 2010)

Stephanie Saul/ My Life AsStephanie Saul is an investigative reporter for The New York Times. She joined The Times in 2005, covering the pharmaceutical industry. In 2009, she began a series of articles on assisted reproductive technology.

Saul grew up in Mississippi and graduated from the University of Mississippi with a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

Prior to joining The Times, she was a staff reporter for The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Long Island newspaper Newsday. While at Newsday, she won the 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting with Brian Donovan for their series about disability pensions by Long Island police.

Walt Bogdanich became investigations editor for the Business and Finance Desk of The New York Times in January, 2001. He was named an assistant editor of the paper’s newly expanded Investigative Desk in 2003.

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 in New York and Washington. He also worked for The Cleveland Press and The Plain Dealer.

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

In 2008, Bogdanich won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for the series “A Toxic Pipeline,” which tracked how dangerous and poisonous pharmaceutical ingredients from China have flowed into the global market. Bogdanich also won the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 for National Reporting for his series “Death on the Tracks,” which examined the safety record of the U.S. railroad industry, and in 1988 for Specialized Reporting, for his articles in The Wall Street Journal on substandard medical laboratories.

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