Pulitzer Prize Winner Interviews

Don Van Natta, Jr.

Don Van Natta, Jr. is an investigative correspondent for The New York Times. While with The Miami Herald in 1993, he shared the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the newspaper’s coverage of Hurricane Andrew. After joining the New York Times in 1995, he was a member of two reporting teams that received Pulitzer Prizes: in 2002, for Explanatory Reporting for coverage of the worldwide terror threat posed by the Al Qaeda network; and, in 1999, for National Reporting on the corporate sale of U.S. technology to China with governmental approval. At the Times, Van Natta has also covered terrorism, the crash of TWA Flight 800, the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton, and the deadlocked 2000 presidential election. He is the author of First Off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers, and Cheaters from Taft to Bush (2003). The College of Communication presented Van Natta with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000. He is married to Lizette Alvarez, and they have two daughters, Isabel and Sofia.

The Interview

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Tom Fiedler
COM ’71 MS
Daniel Goodrich
COM ’75
Stan Grossfeld
COM ’80 MS
Stephen Kurkjian
CAS ’66
Anthony Lewis
Mark Thompson
COM ’75
Helen Ubinas
COM ’94
Don Van Natta, Jr.
COM ’86
Susan Walsh
COM ’87